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What We Do

HOPAL is a non-profit organisation that has been established by a range of stakeholders across the medicines supply chain in Croatia (pharmaceutical manufacturers, wholesalers and pharmacists) to set up and manage the Croatian medicines verification system.

The establishment of HOPAL is mandated by EU/EEA law. Specifically, the Falsified Medicines Directive (Directive 2011/62/EU) introduced a requirement for all medicine packs to carry a special barcode containing unique identifiers. These will enable the pack to be verified and authenticated as it passes through the medicines supply chain and before it is dispensed to a patient. Details of the unique identifiers from each pack will be stored in a national database (‘repository’). Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Marketing Authorisation Holders are obliged to set up and fund a non-profit legal entity to manage each national repository. HOPAL is the relevant organisation in Croatia.

Letter to stakeholders

A key measure to address falsification in the EU and protect the legal supply chain of medicines is an end-to-end verification system introduced by the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD).

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Amount of the annual fee

HOPAL determined the amount of the annual fee for the Croatian Medicines Verification System usage by MAHs
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The Croatian Medicines Verification Organisation (HOPAL) is a non-profit organisation representing the different stakeholders, both...
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Croatian Medicines Veryfication Organization
Radnička 80, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
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