The Bulgarian Medicines Verification System went live on April 18th, 2018 and in May 2018 the first successful tests in production environment began. The tests aim at tracing the processes related to the successful uploading of data from serialized medicinal product packs by manufacturers in the EU Hub, sending data to the national Medicines Verification System and the development of pharmaceutical software by IT providers which will allow pharmacies and wholesalers to verify the unique codes and deactivate them from the system.
The obligations of all stakeholders in the legal supply chain are regulated by the Delegated Regulation (EU) 2016/161 which shall enter into force on February 9th 2019 in 32 member states of the European Economic Area.
The first pilot pharmacies are the hospital pharmacies of Acibadem City Clinic Tokuda Hospital, UMBAL Alexandrovska, First MBAL in Sofia supported by the hospital IT provider Gamma Consult, pharmacies using the software of Alcor Soft, pharmacies SUBRA with the software of ASS and the wholesaler Phoenix Pharma, supported by the German software provider Movilitas. The tests are running using serialized medicinal products from the pharmaceutical companies Wörwag and Roche.
In the coming weeks, there will be testing with pharmacies, hospitals and wholesalers, using pharmaceutical software from other IT providers with pharmaceutical products from different manufacturers.