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What is the Falsified Medicines Directive?

On 9th February 2019, the European Union Falsified Medicines Directive (EU FMD) will come into force. The Directive introduces measures to combat falsified medicines.

These measures will comprise of an Anti-tamper device, and a 2D Matrix barcode which dispensers will need to scan to verify their authenticity before dispensing to patients.

If you suspect that you or one of your patients has used a counterfeit medicine and has experienced an adverse event, please use the ‘Report an Adverse Event’ button above.

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