Safety Features Implementation Update
The MHRA have recently posted a blog on the falsified medicines directive (FMD) implementation. This is an area they have been focusing on in their inspections.
Companies should ensure that their systems are strong enough to catch any decommissioned, falsified, recalled or stolen stock. The FMD 2d barcode will help in identifying these products, but your systems should not rely on this completely – especially as the FMD 2d barcode is only for certain POM medicines. Also, it has been re-highlighted that Greece and Italy are yet to implement the FMD 2d barcode, so thorough checks are needed when handling products from these countries.
The full MHRA blog post can be found here.
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