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FMD Certificate Download

The European Medicines Verification released version of 1.8 of their live portal in October 2019. Amongst the new features is the ability to directly access a new security certificate. When an organisation such as a hospital, warehouse or pharmacy is first granted access to the FMD verification portal they are provided with an account user […]

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FMD SECURITY EXPLAINED

The EU and UK FMD system is secured to ensure that only appropriate bodies are able to access the system. This ensures that any changing of a FMD pack’s status can only be made by those who have a right and a need to do so. Indeed without the necessary permission it is not possible […]

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AGGREGATING FMD CODES

How the pharmacist can work with prescriptions in FMD  The combination of serial number, product code, batch number and date is unique for each FMD labelled packet. This means that having access to one or more packets even within the same batch will not enable any other codes to be calculated. The concept of aggregation […]

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CHOOSING A SCANNER

Capturing FMD data matrix barcodes with a scanner  As the FMD implementation deadline approaches verifiers and dispensers will need to consider how to capture the serialisation unique identifier codes. The codes may be read from the product package and typed in or a supplier could provide codes linked to a shipment as an electronic file. […]

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FMD BARCODES

Looking Inside the Barcodes  The new barcodes for the FMD are 2-dimensional data matrix codes. These look similar to the more common QR barcodes but do not work the same way. Although the unique identification number contained within the data matrix code will be displayed in clear text next to the code the length and […]