Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD)

The Falsified Medicines Directive became part of EU law on the 9th February 2019 and applies throughout the UK.

There is comprehensive guidance for contractors in the FMD Source document including advice on:

  • What pharmacies need to do
  • The “10-day rule”
  • Special forms of dispensing, split packs and delivery of prescriptions
  • Returning medicines to wholesalers

A useful section on FAQs can be accessed here.

Other sources of information include (as referenced in CPNI’s contractor email – March 2019):

Govenmnent Guidance Implementing the Falsified Medicines Directive: Safety Features


Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) Urgent Reminder

May 2019

Contractor Email: Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD)

March 2019

Contractor Email: Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD)

February 2020

Falsified Medicines Directive

NICPLD Regional Meetings

January 2019