(FMD) Falsified Medicines Directive


Falsified medicines are “fake” medicines that pass themselves off as real, authorised medicines. Falsified medicines might contain ingredients, including active ingredients, which are of poor quality or of the wrong strength – either too high or too low. As they have not been properly evaluated to check their quality, safety and efficacy, this could be detrimental to patients’ health.

Please click here to visit PSNC for more info on the following:

  • Background and overview
  • The UK Community Pharmacy FMD Working Group (FMDWG)
  • The future of FMD following Brexit
  • A future national falsified medicines system