SE: Definitions

FASS The Swedish medicine compendium.
GS1 GS1 is an international not-for-profit association with member organisations in over 100 countries. The GS1 standards, e.g. GTIN, are the most widely used supply chain standards system in the world.  www.gs1.se or  www.gs1.com
GTIN Global Trade Item Number – a global standard for article numbering administered by GS1. Consists of 13, maximum 14, digits on the format company´s prefix + serial number + check digit. Can be presented in a barcode for automatic reading.
LIF Läkemedelsindustriföreningens Service AB, LIF, is the trade association for the research-based pharmaceutical industry in Sweden. LIF represents around 80 companies that produce 80 per cent of all the pharmaceuticals that are in Sweden. – www.lif.se
LV Läkemedelsverket (MPA – Medical Product Agency)
MAH Marketing Authorisation Holder
MPA Medical Product Agency (LV – Läkemedelsverket)
Marketer Company that represents the product (often the same as MAH)
National article number A six-digit code (200000-369999 and 600000-999999) used for articles, which are not human or veterinary medicines. The same article number can be used for different articles in different Nordic countries.
NNC The administration of the Nordic Article Number system is under responsibility of the Nordic Number Centre (NNC), located at Pharmaceutical Information Centre Ltd (PIC) (Lääketietokeskus Oy), Helsinki, Finland.  vnr@vnr.fi
Nordic Article Number Vnr – a six-digit identification code (000001-199999 and 370000-599999) for a specific article of medicine with marketing authorisation in the Nordic countries. A Vnr is given to all human and veterinary medicines. It enables a simple verification of articles at all distribution stages.
NPL Nationellt Produktregister för Läkemedel – MPA is responsible for the development and administration of the product and article register NPL – https://npl.mpa.se/mpa.npl.services/home2.aspx
NPL id An identification code for a product. It is generated and administered by MPA.
NPL pack id An identification code for an article. It is generated and administered by MPA.
NTIN National/Nordic Trade Item Number – Used instead of GTIN for pharmaceuticals in the Nordic countries. Same format as GTIN (13, maximum 14, digits) but with a fixed prefix and a Vnr instead of an article reference number. Format: prefix of Nordic Number Centre (704626) + Vnr + check digit
OTC Pharmaceuticals available without a prescription.
PIC Pharmaceutical Information Centre – http://www.laaketietokeskus.fi/en
Rx Pharmaceuticals only available with a prescription
SIL Svensk Informationsdatabas för läkemedel
SKL Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR) – Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting (SKL)
TLV Tandvårds- och läkemedelsförmånsverket – Dental and Pharmaceutical Benefits Agency, administers the prices in the reimbursement system.
Vnr Nordic Article Number – a six-digit identification code (000001-199999 and 370000-599999) for a specific article of medicine with marketing authorisation in the Nordic countries. A Vnr is given to all human and veterinary medicines. It enables a simple verification of articles at all distribution stages.
VARA The national product and article register for all pharmaceuticals, and consumer products within the reimbursement system. VARA is administered by eHälsomyndigheten www.ehalsomyndigheten.se