UK – Falsified Medicines Directive: IT issues in pharmacies?

The British FMD Working Group has warned that “many ‘false positive’ alerts” are expected to be generated when pharmacy teams attempt to scan and decommission medicines. “This does not necessarily indicate a falsified medicine, and in most cases, it will be appropriate to dispense the medicine, subject to the normal checks,” it said. The two most common error messages are “unknown product code” and “failed to find batch”, the group explained, which are most likely to be caused by manufacturers not uploading relevant data to the system.

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