Bulgarian Drug Agency has published on its website more information about acceptability of QR-codes and 2D barcodes which aim to facilitate stock availabilities, manufacturing control or to curb falsified medicines’ use.

These codes however should not provide any additional information and should not lead to any confusion in consumers and patients.

Any addition of pictograms or symbols is subject to prior approval by the Bulgarian Drug Agency as set out in art. 18 from local regulation 27 on requirements for medicinal products registration and regulatory documentation.