Information service provider for the pharmaceutical market

IFA GmbH is an information service provider for the pharmaceutical market and provides information services including economic and legal information for goods sold in pharmacies in Germany.


for today, 12/02/2023

Date of publication: 01/01/2024

Days to deadline

PZN first publication:

12/05/2023 (Thuesday)


Product changes:

12/06/2023 (Wednesday)


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First publications of product data

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IFA Publication Calendar

All publication dates at a glance and in addition the annual overview:

IFA Publication Calendar 2023
IFA Publication Calendar 2024

Changing product data

Request for EAD, product and address data 

Request free of charge a current EAD file for a change order, a product range file or your address data with IFA Supplier Number on request for EAD, product and adress data

IFA Database

How are product data transferred from the supplier to the data recipients? Follow the flow of data from first publication into the database to the usage of data recipients’ IT systems.

Prospective and new customers

You would like to publish PZN for your products? Detailed information on how to become a customer at the IFA: New Customers

Unique Device Identification 

IFA Coding System for medical devices
Use according to the regulations
(EU) 2017/745 and (EU) 2017/746.

Specification UDI - IFA Coding System for Medical Devices

Counterfeiting Protection

IFA Coding System for counterfeit protection – detailed information is provided in

PPN Code Specification for Retail Packaging

Pharmacy Product Number 

Get an overview on the IFA Coding System pages and learn more, how the PZN becomes the PPN and the possible global use of the PPN.

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