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An understanding of policy and knowledge of the facts are needed if appropriate care is to be provided. They have to be underpinned by reliable and independent healthcare data.

Farminform provides reliable databases with information about the pharmaceutical market in the Netherlands, doing so on a not-for-profit basis, independently of interest groups and commercial parties. Farminform is an independent data trust paid for by the users of the information.

The information is used by pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies and chains, hospitals, the government and umbrella organisations. Farminform supports organisations that help both in hospital and out of hospital healthcare providers to use medicines efficiently for individual patients, for instance in cases of multidisciplinary cooperation where the individual parties find organising the data provision themselves to be too difficult and too expensive.

We find that:

  • pharmaceutical care and policy can be improved by knowing the facts
  • cooperation between stakeholders is needed if reliable healthcare data is to be provided
  • exchange of information is needed if appropriate care is to be provided for patients
  • independent data assurance is essential

High-quality market and user information

Our services

Pharmaceutical care is a rapidly changing field and the data needs of organisations within the healthcare field are changing along with it. Would you like to deepen or update your understanding of the Dutch pharmaceutical market?


The fiROM is a dataset containing information about the pharmaceutical market at national and regional level for more than 20,000…

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fiSERVICES consists of additional services in addition to the ‘standard’ products from Farminform. For example, we make customized reports for…

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With fiFOCUS, it is possible to additionally zoom in on regional differences in medication use. It is also possible to…

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The themes within the fiSCRIPT concept include, for example, medication switch, adherence to therapy and co-medication.

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fiMED creates insight into healthcare data and facts by bringing together healthcare-related data from various sources with which Farminform has…

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Who we are

Farminform provides high-quality market and user information about the Dutch pharmaceutical market. Healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies can create effective policy based on the most recent developments.

High-quality information

Farminform provides high-quality market and user information about the Dutch pharmaceutical market. This lets healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical companies make effective policy decisions based on the latest developments.

Farminform has built up experience since 1971 in the automated collection, processing, enrichment and publication of information. Many companies and other organisations in the broader pharmaceutical sector are affiliated with Farminform (see overview of participants and overview of participating wholesalers).

Responsible data use

Farminform provides for the exchange of high-quality market and user information regarding the Dutch pharmaceutical market. Patients and healthcare stakeholders benefit from the responsible and safe exchange of data between healthcare providers, governments and industry. Convinced of the importance of data protection, Farminform as data trust takes all necessary measures in line with the law, including the General Data Protection Regulation (Algemene Verordening Gegevensbescherming (AVG)), to guarantee lawful and ethical data processing.