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FMD – help, what’s that? Do we really have to do it? When does it start?

Welcome to FMD Source, the best source of answers to these and many more questions about the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD).

Whether you are deeply involved in pharmacy or just starting out, we hope to help explain what FMD is all about, why it has come about, what different groups will have to do and when it will all start.

As I write (in November 2016) there are just over two years to go before medicines authentication officially gets underway. There are still a lot of detailed questions that require detailed answers. This is one reason why the UK FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy was formed. We want to press the UK Government and regulators for a practical and pragmatic solution to FMD that has benefits for pharmacies and their patients, not just costs and new ways of working.

As this process develops we’ll be adding to FMD Source and updating our Frequently Asked Questions, so keep coming back for all the most up-to-date information.

Jonathan Buisson

Communications Lead for UK FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy

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