From the PZN to PPN

In order to uniquely identify a product assigned with a PZN world-wide, the Pharmacy Product Number (PPN) was created. Thus the PPN also aids verifying medicinal products affected by the Falsified Medicines Directive.

A PZN can easily be transformed into a PPN with a simple algorithm (see PPN Generator). Thus databases do not necessarily have to be updated. The world-wide unique data designator “9N” has been assigned to the PPN according to ISO/IEC 15418/ANSI MH10.8.2.

IFA’s Information Services also contain the PPN.

Frequently Asked Questions

The FAQ consist of recurring questions to IFA GmbH. To the frequently asked questions

PPN Generator


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