Pharmacies/ Wholesalers

Since 9 February 2019, all pharmacies and wholesalers that physically handle prescription medicines need to be connected to the Swedish e-verification system to be able to verify and deactivate medicinal packs.

Pharmacies/Wholesalers

When onboarding a technical solution to the Swedish e-verification system (SMVS), it requires several steps to be carried out according to a given process. These steps are carried out to guarantee legitimacy both by pharmacies / wholesalers and the IT suppliers who implements the technical solutions, and to ensure that the technical solutions meets the requirements and is certified by e-VIS for connection to SMVS.

Who should onboard? – see the document ” Who will onboard the Swedish system (SMVS) in Swedish” in the column to the right

How to onboard? – see the process below.

Step 2 below can be started before you as a pharmacy / wholesaler request a connection. The form described in step 3 is available here: https://e-vis.se/en/onboarding/

Preparations for new pharmacies
  • Review and revise internal processes so that verification and decommissioning of packs in accordance with the Delegated Regulation can be carried out
  • Evaluate the need for further changes, e.g. verification of incoming goods
  • Identify what changes will be needed in the supporting IT system, including full traceability to the workstation / authorized person verifying and decommissioning packs
  • Plan for the introduction / updating of scanners so that the requirements are met
  • Develop routines to ensure that decommissioned packs that has not been dispensed / handed over are not returned to the pharmacy shelf
Preparations for  new Wholesalers /Warehouse Operators /Distributors
  • Review and revise internal processes so that risk-based verification and decommissioning of packs in accordance with the Regulation can be carried out
  • Identify what changes will be needed in the supporting IT system, including full traceability to the workstation / authorized person verifying and decommissioning packs
  • Plan for the introduction / updating of scanners so that the requirements are met