We’ve written some articles to help explain FMD, what it is, what manufacturers, wholesalers and pharmacies will have to do, and what happens next.


List of FMD system suppliers

FMD system suppliers


FMD articles

The way forward for FMD in community pharmacy

FMD (1): What is the Falsified Medicines Directive

FMD (2): What community pharmacies will have to do

FMD (3): What happens next for FMD?

FMD jargon buster

We’ll be adding more over the next few months.

These articles can be reproduced and used freely with credit to the UK FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy.


FMD diagrams


Diagram showing how products and data move throught the supply chain and how this will interact with FMD

EU FMD scanning and error messages flowchart

EU FMD scanning and error messages flowchart (with more comments)


FMD presentations

These presentations help explain the background to FMD, as well as what’s been happening recently and the next steps towards implementation.

FMD presentation (1): Introduction to FMD

FMD presentation (2): Progress update on FMD

These presentations can be used freely on the UK FMD Working Group for Community Pharmacy template, with names of presenters added as necessary.

The state of play with FMD, published by Today’s Pharmacist