Vnr Service

Nordic Vnr-numbers and product notifications

Nordic Product Number (Vnr) is a six-digit code for medicines that allows reliable identification of a single drug packet throughout all phases of drug delivery.

For more information about Vnr numbers and how to use them, visit the VnrWiki Web site at VnrWiki.

Vnr Service website enables companies to order Vnr numbers digitally and quickly.

In the Vnr Service website, companies can also review their up-to-date Vnr figures in all Nordic countries. To access the Vnr Service website, you will need a username and a password that you get by filling out registration form on the online service’s landing page.

Product notifications to the National Medical Database

The Vnr Service website allows pharmaceutical companies to easily make any announcements regarding pharmaceutical products on the Finnish market:

  • market entry notifications
  • price change notices
  • product withdrawal notices
  • quarterly declarations of interchangeable medicines and products of the reference price system
  • product code changes

Using the Vnr Service website facilitates daily work by pharmaceutical companies and other people in the field. Pharmaca transmits changes to Vnr information further to its cooperating partners: Fimea, Kela, Association of Finnish Pharmacies, University Pharmacy and pharmaceutical wholesalers. These changes will be communicated to the cooperatives according to a separate agreement. The use of the service is free of charge.

Data on the National Medical Database is updated based on the information changes made to the Vnr service website. All product notifications to the National Medical Database will be submitted to Pharmaca no later than eight working days before the 1st and 15th of each month.

Do you have questions about product notifications or ordering Vnr numbers?

Please contact, we will help you:

Pia Hednäs (Vnr), Esta Vainio-Sonninen (National Medicine Database) & Outi Bergman (National Medical Database).

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