Frequently Asked Questions about FMD: (updated January 2019) – NHS provider services and the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD)

Tim Root, Assistant Head, NHS Specialist Pharmacy Service, Specialist Pharmacy ServicePublished

This document supercedes the July 2018 version and includes all FAQs previously published. The deadline for implementation of the EU falsified Medicines Directive is 9th February 2019. To help Trusts with their understanding of the likely impact of FMD. Further work by NHS Digital and others is ongoing to support implementation of FMD in the NHS. Readers who have further questions which they’d like to see included here should email them to

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