Tamper-proof Pharmaceutical Packaging: The EU's Falsified Medicines Directive and the Future of Closure Seals Standardization

Author: Schreiner ProSecure
Document type: .PDF whitepaper


The new EU Falsified Medicines Directive requires the outer packaging of any medicine to be provided with the following features:

  1. "Security features which make it possible for wholesalers and persons who are empowered or authorized to dispense medicines to the public to verify the authenticity of the medicine and to identify single packs

  2. As well as a device which makes it possible to check if the outer packaging has been tampered with."

But what is tamper-proof pharmaceutical packaging? A working group within the Packaging Standardization Committee (NAVp) of DIN e. V. was formed and tasked to formulate a clear definition. This new whitepaper from Thomas Völcker of Schreiner ProSecure investigates.

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