One of the obligations imposed on Member States under the Falsified Medicines Directive 2011/62/EU (FMD) is to put in place a medicines verification system by 9 February 2019. In the UK this is being managed by Securmed UK, a non-profit organisation established by the relevant supply chain stakeholders.

On 19 July 2017 Securmed UK announced that it had entered into a letter of intent with Arvato Systems GmbH to provide the IT platform that will underpin the UK’s medicines verification system. This represents a key milestone in the UK’s journey to meeting its obligations under the FMD and associated Delegated Regulation 2016/161.


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