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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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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Why serialization from the Ruhr area?

In Germany’s “deep West”, the Ruhrgebiet, honest work has always been part of the DNA. What used to be coal and steel are now innovations and the people who implement them. With over 5.1 million people in more than 50 municipal communities, the Ruhr area is the largest metropolitan region in Germany and one of […]

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What effect does the EU directive have on the pharmaceutical industry?

With the publication of the delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/161 in the Official Journal of the European Union, the deadline for transposition of the new EU Counterfeiting Directive has been set. Beginning on 9.2.2019, prescription drugs must be clearly identifiable and traceable – every single package. Increasing drug safety for consumers Antibiotics, anticancer and antimalarial drugs, […]

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