The Impact of the Falsified Medicines Directive in the Dispensing Operations of an Austrian Hospital Pharmacy

The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) and the Delegated Regulation (DR) will need to be implemented in the next couple of years to ensure compliance of dispensing operations in the secondary environment. This study was developed in an Austrian hospital, using a medicines authentication system to assess the impact of the implementation of the legal requirements of the FMD. The orders were dispensed using current daily procedures where the operational dispensing time was assessed and compared with those processed through an authentication system. The conclusions of this study confirm that the regulatory implementation of the FMD to hospital dispensing procedures will increase the operational dispensing time.


Pinto de CN, Koshkouei MJ, Jeske M, Zeiler M and Brindley DA

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