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How does the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) EU directive supply chain work ?

How does the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) EU directive supply chain work ?
How will the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) EU directive work delivering medicines from manufacturers to patients in a way eliminate falsified fraudulent counterfeit medicines in the supply chain.






The Pharma Manufacturer
Applies the Unique Identification (UI) 2D Datamatrix barcodes to packaging labeling and adds an anti-tempering device and uploads the UI 2D barcode data to the National Medicines Verification System (EMVS)

Unique 2D DataMatrix barcode, developed to ISO standards with key data elements include:
•    Product code
•    Unique serial number
•    Expiry date
•    Batch Number

Pre-wholeseller
Holding facilities and stores the manufacturers' medicines and sells them to a wholesellers

Wholesellers
Will scan and verify the 2D Datamarix IU Barcodes medicines that comes directly from a manufacturer or pre-wholesellers.

Pharmacy and Pharmacists
Will check that the ATD is intact and scans & verifies the FMD UI 2D barcodes using 2D barcode scanners against the National Medicines Verification System (EMVS) database. The medicines is at this point de-commissioned, anf thereby changing it's status in the NMVS from “active” to “inactive”.

 

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