Information service provider for the pharmaceutical market

IFA GmbH is an information service provider for the pharmaceutical market and provides information services including economic and legal information for goods sold in pharmacies in Germany.


for today, 09/28/2021

Date of publication: 10/15/2021

Days to deadline

PZN first publication:

09/27/2021 (Monday)

Product changes:

09/28/2021 (Thuesday)


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Use the document finder to find the right documents for your request:

IFA Publication Calendar

All publication dates at a glance and in addition the annual overview:

IFA Publication Calendar 2021
IFA Publication Calendar 2022

IFA Database

How are product data transferred from the supplier to the data recipients? Follow the flow of data from first publication into the database to the usage of data recipients’ IT systems.

Prospective and new customers

You would like to publish PZN for your products? Detailed information on how to become a customer at the IFA: New Customers

Notification Order Documents

On the page notification order documents you will find our always up to date updated excel order files and PDF forms as well as further information on publishing product data and PZN.

Product data

EAD / Product Range File

Do you want to change published data and request an EAD file for this purpose or do you wish a current overview of your product range? Request the current EAD or Product Range File

Unique Device Identification 

IFA Coding System for medical devices
Use according to the regulations
(EU) 2017/745 and (EU) 2017/746.

Specification UDI - IFA Coding System for Medical Devices

Counterfeiting Protection 

IFA Coding System for counterfeit protection – detailed information is provided by these documents:

Information on implementing the counterfeit protection FMD [DE]
PPN Code Specification for Retail Packaging

Pharmacy Product Number 

Get an overview on the IFA Coding System pages and learn more, how the PZN becomes the PPN and the possible global use of the PPN.

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