TableĀ 2

Summary of the Falsified Medicines Directive8

1All European pharmacies will be affected by this directive
2Over-the-counter medicines (unless deemed vulnerable) will not require authentication
3All prescription-only medicines (unless excluded via risk assessment) will require authentication
4Tamper-evident seals will be required for all products covered by the FMD
5Serial numbers and 2D barcodes are to be attached at manufacture
6Manufacturers are responsible for the cost of the medicines authentication service