The Database of Pharmaceutical Preparations of the Association of Finnish Pharmacies (AFP) maintains a product database and produces product files for member pharmacies, authorities and subscriber customers. The Database of Pharmaceutical Preparations is, in accordance with the Medicines Act (395/1987, 37 a §), a party that maintains price data on medicinal products. Under the Act, pharmaceutical companies are obliged to notify it of the wholesale prices of their medicinal products (395/1987, 37 a § and Decree of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health 210/2003, 1 §).
The database is updated twice a month, on the 1st and the 15th, and it contains up-to-date information on more than 20 000 pharmaceutical preparations on the market and general merchandise on sale in pharmacies in Finland.
Notifications of new products, changes to preparations and prices, and also withdrawal of products from the market, are made using the form on this page. The AFP must be informed about the changes no later than the deadline date stated in the schedule. Where a company has an agreement regarding electronic transmission of information via the Vnr extranet service of the Pharmaceutical Information Centre, the changes will be submitted to the Database of Pharmaceutical Preparations based on that agreement.