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FMD – Alert Codes and Messages

Our latest FMD guidance features some of the most relevant FMD alerts you may see, along with suggested guidance on how to respond.

The Falsified Medicines Directive (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.

At present, there are not many FMD-compliant packs in circulation. We know that some generic medicine packs that have a 2D data matrix are not actually FMD compliant packs (one indication is that they do not have an anti-tampering device).

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