Medicines verification system goes live across EU

Claude Ammann – March 27, 2019

As of 9 February 2019, the supply chain for dispensing medicines to patients in Europe will become even safer. Prescription medicines dispensed in Europe which bear safety features, will be verified for their authenticity by the European Medicines Verification System (EMVS). The system and its functionalities were mandated by European law under the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) and are managed by consortia of stakeholders.

The European Medicines Verification System (EMVS) is a world first. It uses new technology pioneered by a European organisation, that supports a network of national bodies working together to secure the legal medicines supply chain against falsified medicines.