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Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD): how it will work


The 2D barcode that has been shown in the infographic is a QR code, compliant with ISO18004. The FMD datamatrix is slightly different (you do not have the squares in the corners) and is meant to be compliant with ISO16022. Given that the possibility of having both types of datamatrices on products has not been excluded, it is important, from now, to properly educate readers as to which type of datamatrix will be the one associated with the FMD. I therefore strongly recommend that the infographic is corrected with the right type of datamatrix.

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21 FEB 2018

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