Faster FMD Compliance

By 9, February 2019, the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) requires that every prescription drug sold in the European Union have an anti-tampering device and its own unique identifier in machine- and human-readable forms. Whether applied at the factory or by a packager, the machine-readable form must be a 2D barcode that contains the following:

  • Product Code: varies between member states—either GS1, GTIN, NTIN, or a combination
  • Random serial number
  • Batch number
  • Expiration date
  • National reimbursement number (where required)