Welcome to VnrWiki

This webpage contains information and guidelines regarding Vnr numbers. Vnr administration is located at vnr.fi.

25.6.2020
An updated version of the guideline Action plan: The need for standard identifiers on human primary packages in the Nordics,
The following additions/specifications
– the guideline concerns only human medicines
– the guideline is a recommendation, not a requirement
– the GTIN can be identical on the primary pack and the secondary pack, IF the pack size is 1:1 (picture 2.)
– with “readability needs to be ensured” is meant the machine readability of the data carrier

28.5.2020
A new guideline regarding identifiers on single packages inside multi packages has been added. This guideline concerns only human medicines.

30.4.2020
The document Vnr statistics 2019 has been added under Vnr statistics.

6.3.2019
The document Vnr statistics 2018 has been added under Vnr statistics.

11.2.2019
The following documents have been updated in VnrWiki:
The Nordic Vnr Guidelines (pdf)
The serialisation of Nordic packages -country specific requirements (pdf)
The country specific information for Finland (pdf)

4.2.2019
The documents in VnrWiki, related to the FMD, are being updated and
will be available soon.

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The Guideline on Nordic Packages document contains general information on Nordic packages, whereas the Frequently Asked Questions document gives detailed advice on different package issues. The documents are a product of cooperation between the Medicines Agencies in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.
The latest versions of the documents can be found on the Swedish Medical Products Agency’s website Product information