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Wording of UK FMD hub alert messages being updated (8th March 2019)

SecurMed, the organisation which runs the UK Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) hub, will be changing the wording of the eleven alert messages and one related system message produced by the hub when the data on the pack of a medicine gives cause for concern for its authenticity. Read more…

Interim guidance on FMD alerts published (7th February 2019)

The final phase of FMD implementation begins on 9th February 2019. FMD is a huge project and it is important that during the initial period, medicines are not unreasonably withheld from patients, unless there is a high degree of suspicion that the pack might be falsified. Read more…

Statement from UK FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy (29th January 2019)

Community pharmacies must work towards compliance with the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) in time for February 9th deadline irrespective of any Brexit scenario, pharmacy bodies have said. Read more…

Roles of the regulators as FMD comes into force: GPhC & MHRA statement (17th January 2019)

The MHRA and General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) have today published a joint statement on their respective roles in relation to the enforcement of the FMD legislation. Read more…

MHRA response to FMD consultation published (17th January 2019)

In July 2018, the Government launched a public consultation on the steps proposed to make sure the UK meets its obligations to transpose the provisions of the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) requiring ‘safety features’ to appear on the packaging of certain medicinal products. Read more…

Additional FMD support now available from the RPS (11th January 2019)

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has launched professional decision-making guidance for FMD. Read more…

“Right and wrong” scanning guidance for FMD early adopters (22nd November 2018)

The UK FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy has issued new guidance for FMD early adopters. The presentation will help them train pharmacy teams to recognise the types of packs that will need scanning for verification and authentication, and the features they need to look out for, as well as the types of pack that will not need authentication. Read more…

Pharmacies can now register with SecurMed UK (1st November 2018)

SecureMed UK has opened its registration system for community pharmacies. Each community pharmacy in the UK will need to connect to the SecureMed UK system so that they can comply with FMD. Read more…

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