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BLOG: The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) pilot: Medicine authentication technology in a hospital setting

Thursday 16th February 2017
From 19 February 2019, the vast majority of prescription-only medicines supplied to the public throughout Europe will require authentication, largely at the point of supply to the patient. For the unprepared, this will be of major concern. But what is authentication? How does it work and how will hospitals manage?
 
Authentication technologies work through the scanning of a two-dimensional barcode printed onto a medicine packet. The data...
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Founded in 1985 to retrieve unused drugs from chemists for use in developing countries, Pharmaciens Sans Frontières Comité International extended its objectives to help the developing countries set up a local adapted health care system
Mon, 10 Oct 2016
Calling all European pharmacists working in gastroenterology and/or hepatology (including IBD and viral hepatitis) to discuss and share practice, provide support in training needs and establish network opportunities.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016
NHS England is appealing the Judicial Review on the grounds that its own responsibilities are limited to treating those already assumed to be infected.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016
The risks of medicines-related problems that arise at transfers of care are now well-recognised. One of the commonest problems is that a patient leaves hospital on ‘new’ medicines but goes home and takes their previous medicines as well
Mon, 6 Jun 2016
Oncology pharmacists play an important role as an integral part of the interdisciplinary cancer care team in the provision of high quality care of patients with cancer
Tue, 31 May 2016
The Falsified Medicines Directive, which requires complete compliance by February 2019 mandates the systematic authentication of medicines at the point of supply to the patient, in an effort to identify counterfeit, falsified, recalled or expired drugs
Tue, 10 May 2016
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