The Finnish Medicines Verification System takes a leap forward

In December 2016, the pharmaceutical supply chain actors will form the Finnish Medicines Verification Organisation FiMVO (Suomen Lääkevarmennus Oy in Finnish). The organization will take charge of implementing the verification system according to the requirements of the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD). 

The founding members of the organization will be Pharma Industry Finland, Orion Coorporation, the Finnish Generic Pharmaceutical Association, Suppliers of Parallel Imported Medicines in Finland, the Association of Finnish Pharmacies as well as The Association of Pharmaceutical Distributors.

In addition to forming FiMVO, the stakeholders have been in extensive discussions with the different IT providers for the European Blueprint system. A Letter of Intent has been signed with Arvato Systems.

The time to implement the requirements of the FMD is very short. Strong cooperation between the stakeholders is a key requirement to achieve this goal. The establishment of FiMVO is a strong sign of commitment towards reaching the deadline.

Information about the Verification System can be found on the PIF website.  In case you have any questions, please contact Maija Gohlke-Kokkonen, maija.gohlke-kokkonen@pif.fi