News and Events

  • 24th June 2019 Announcement of new IMVO Head of IT IMVO is delighted to announce the appointment of Dermot Byrne as Head of IT with IMVO. With experience built up over 25 years in commercial industry, across a range of roles, Dermot has managed both the technology and commercial aspects of business change and service delivery across the Irish, UK and US markets... READ MORE
  • 08th May 2019 Decision to extend ‘use and learn’ phase New FMD safety feature requirements came into effect on 9th February. During this time, the system in Ireland has been in ‘use and learn’ phase to ensure the continuity of safe supply of medicines to patients while all parties gained a better understanding of the new system. The national Safety Features Oversight Group comprising... READ MORE
  • 08th February 2019 New medicines security features further protect supply chain for medicines A new national and European system, giving patients further protection from the threat of counterfeit medicines comes into effect tomorrow (Saturday 9th February 2019). Throughout Europe, medicine packs will have enhanced tamper-proof measures and will now carry a barcode with a unique serial number so that each pack can be scanned... READ MORE
  • 05th February 2019 Announcement of national approach to safety features implementation – initial ‘use and learn’ phase Following discussions at a national level between the Department of Health, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA), the Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland (PSI), the HSE and Private Hospitals Association (PHA) stakeholder representatives and IMVO, it has been decided to adopt a pragmatic approach to the implementation of the... READ MORE
  • 31st October 2018 Online registration for pharmacies and hospitals now open IMVO is delighted to announce that online registration for pharmacies and hospitals is now open. This is an important milestone to assist pharmacies and hospitals in complying with new EU Falsified Medicines Directive (‘FMD’) requirements that come into effect on 9th February 2019. IMVO has contacted all community pharmacies... READ MORE
  • 20th June 2018 First serialised pack decommissioned in Ireland We are delighted to announce that the first serialised pack was decommissioned in Ireland in Moore’s Pharmacy in Crumlin, Dublin, on 20th June. We believe this may have been the first pack decommissioned in a community pharmacy anywhere in Europe using the ‘blueprint’ system model... READ MORE
  • 30th May 2018 First serialised pack verified in Ireland We are delighted to announce that the first serialised pack was verified in Ireland by PCO Manufacturing on 30th May, using their wholesaler connection to the Irish Medicines Verification System and the EasyFMD system supplied by Quick Pharm Solutions. Ireland was amongst the first five countries in Europe to start scanning... READ MORE
  • 24th July 2017 Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD, launches IMVO A unique new not-for-profit organisation – the Irish Medicines Verification Organisation (IMVO) - has been established by the key players in the medicines supply chain in Ireland - pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers, parallel distributors, and community pharmacists - as part of an EU-wide series of measures to tackle... READ MORE
  • 28th March 2017 EMVO – Training video about the On-boarding Partner Portal The European Medicines Verification Organisation (EMVO) has released a new training video for pharmaceutical manufacturers and marketing authorisation holders to provide guidance on how to onboard to the EU Hub through the On-Boarding Partner Portal. This video and other information is available on the EMVO website... READ MORE