FI – National article numbers

National article numbers in Finland

The Nordic article numbers, Vnrs, are only allocated for registered pharmaceuticals.
Please note that sample medicines and radiopharmaceuticals don’t need a Nordic article number in Finland.

All other products, such as reimbursed products with special permission for compassionate use, products with temporary special permission for compassionate use, medical devices and consumer products that need an article number, use national numbers. The national numbers are given by the wholesalers that distribute the products.

The three largest wholesalers in Finland are Tamro (, Oriola ( and Magnum Medical (