From the PZN to PPN

For verification in terms of the EU Directive, a European-wide, unique product number is needed. To meet this requirement, the Pharmacy Product Number (PPN) was created:

  • The PZN can be converted by simple algorithms into the PPN and vice versa. Database changes are therefore not required.

  • The PPN was assigned by ISO / IEC 15418/ANSI MH10.8.2 the globally unique data identifier "9N".
  •  IFA information services provide the PPN as an attribute of the PZN. 
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