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Falsified Medicines Directive

This page shows the latest Falsified Medicines Directive news and features for those working in and with pharma, biotech and healthcare.

Europe’s medicines tracking system goes live

Europe’s medicines tracking system goes live

The system went live on Saturday 9 February, and has been introduced under new European regulations, the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) and is managed by a consortia of stakeholders. ... The verification of the Unique Identifier and authentication

Latest news

  • No deal Brexit would see UK miss out on ‘safest medicines system in the world’ No deal Brexit would see UK miss out on ‘safest medicines system in the world’

    The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) is a new EU initiative to protect patients and public health from falsified or counterfeit medicines which goes live tomorrow [Saturday 9 February], creating what is ... Billions of packs of medicines travel around

  • Brexit fears grow for small-to-medium pharma Brexit fears grow for small-to-medium pharma

    White Paper setting out its goals on areas such as trade, customs, agriculture, and medicines post-Brexit. ... environment. These extra costs for SMEs coincide with the new EU Falsified Medicines Directive, a new safety and medicines tracking system

  • The global scourge of counterfeit medicines The global scourge of counterfeit medicines

    Delegates learned about increased safety features that will be implemented by February 2019 in the European Commission's Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) which boosts verification at manufacture, distribution and pharmacy. ... Falsified medicines are

  • European drug applications 'stable but more complex in 2012' European drug applications 'stable but more complex in 2012'

    agency issued 59 positive opinions for new human medicines, suggesting that the drug industry is at least maintaining its R&D output despite the tough operating environment in Europe. ... Meanwhile, 2013 is shaping up to be equally challenging for the

  • Technology trends facing pharma in 2013 Technology trends facing pharma in 2013

    For example, AstraZeneca was a pioneer in the sector when it added serial numbers to Nexium (esomeprazole) to help track products through the supply chain and help combat medicines counterfeiting. . ... Medicines Directive.

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Latest Intelligence

  • How can virtual pharma companies de-risk new product launches? How can virtual pharma companies de-risk new product launches?

    The most recent expansion in compliance obligations has occurred around medicines traceability requirements, in particular, the two main markets of Europe, regulated by the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD), and the

  • Fighting falsified drugs Fighting falsified drugs

    Is the introduction of the Falsified Medicines Directive enough? With the introduction of the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD), the EU has become a world leader in the fight against the growing ... threat of falsified medicines.

  • Interview: Greg Perry, European Generic medicines Association Interview: Greg Perry, European Generic medicines Association

    We will be looking at the Price Transparency Directive that is under review by the EC. ... He predicts that one of the biggest challenges in the future will be the Falsified Medicines Directive.

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Latest appointments

  • EMVO appoints general manager EMVO appoints general manager

    Andreas Walter brings experience from the EFPIA. The European Medicines Verification Organisation (EMVO) has appointed Andreas Walter as its general manager. ... It was established last year by industry organisations, including EFPIA, and the European

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