Two weeks to the FM(D) Day - 9th Feb 2019: The preparation checklist for Manufacturers
Falsified Medicines directive.
The scary day is fast approaching, making the wrinkles of stress more prominent on the foreheads of Supply Chain Managers, Business Managers, Project Managers and Risk Management specialists. A lot of firms are not 100% prepared (although not many know (including myself) what 100% preparation looks like). The manufacturers, pharmacists and NMVOs are all trying hard to ensure patients access is not impacted (and therefore the business). I have tried to lay down a checklist, which is more relevant for manufacturers, to help ensure they are aptly prepared for the implementation day. This is from my experience of managing the implementation project, attending the EFPIA meetings in Brussels and Steering committee meetings lead by Medicines for Europe. I am sure that if you can put a tick against all he below points, you are in a very good shape for the FMD day.