HQM PHARMA is happy to assist in obtaining a UK specific barcode for your products, the barcodes can then be used for pharmaceutical and food supplements that are intended for healthcare purposes.
GS1 barcodes ensure that you are compliant with the EU directive; the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) that mandates that a unique identifier must be used to identify medicines throughout the supply chain which will be enforced by 2019. Also this identification system will allow you to check stock more easily and will save time and money that can be better spent elsewhere.
The FMD regulations are important as they can save you money as the fake drugs industry is costing billions each year according to WHO, which in turn leads to the risk of patients lives.
GS1 is also important if you wish to supply to the NHS as the NHS will only use products that are GS1 standard.