Serialization for pharmacies – what changes in everyday life?

In pharmacies hundreds of medicines are sold everyday. From 9 February 2019, all prescription drugs must be serialized. So what does the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) mean for pharmacies and their internal processes? Pharmacies usually purchase their medicines from wholesalers, where individual packagings can be checked optional. In the pharmacy every single medicine pack is […]

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Serialization for hospitals – what changes in everyday life?

Hospitals work with a large number of Rx drugs on a daily basis, in addition processes are closely timed. So how will the Falsified Medicines Directive affect hospital pharmacies? The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) stipulates that every prescription-only drug in hospital pharmacies must be scanned and verified via the database. The Bundesverband Deutscher Krankenhausapotheken (ADKA), […]

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Is the pharmaceutical industry a role model for other industries?

Traceability and a transparent supply chain play a key role in many industries. The key questions amongst all are the provenance and pedigree of a product as well as providing a secure and traceable path from the producer to the consumer. The pharmaceutical industry tries to summarize these questions under the keyword “serialization”. In the […]

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What are the benefits of serialization?

The primary objective of serialization is to protect patients. This is ensured by processes and control mechanisms that ensure that only original and manufacturer-approved drugs reach pharmacies and hospitals. Sustainable changes in almost all areas Manufacturers, contract manufacturers, wholesalers, repackagers, parallel importers – or in other words: the entire pharmaceutical industry need to invest in […]

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