How does the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) work and how it will affect pharmacists in the UK ?
All medicine boxes will be equipped with a unique identifier & an anti-tempering device
What are the FMD Unique Identifiers ?
A unique 2D DataMatrix barcode, developed to ISO standards; Key data elements:
• Product code
• Unique serial number
• Expiry date
• Batch Number
These 2-Dimensional barcodes will be scanned using one of these 2D barcode scanners
Anti-Tampering Device (ATD)
• The exact nature of the physical ATD will be decided by the manufacturer.
• If the ATD is broken, the medicine cannot be supplied.