Special PP&P Buyer's Guide: Unit-Dose Packaging
May 2017 - Vol. 14 No. 5 - Page #26

While most hospital pharmacies deliver almost all medications to the units in bar coded unit dose, they do not necessarily arrive at the loading dock in that format. The ability to consistently purchase medications in bar coded unit dose is far from guaranteed, and in practice, unit dosed availability is constantly fluctuating. In response, this often requires remapping of NDCs, labeling syringes, or product repackaging.

Fortunately, there are a variety of highly rated options available to meet repackaging needs. Tabletop units can be particularly effective in repackaging and relabeling within a small footprint. These units deliver reproducible accuracy, automated QC reports, and rapid output without the risk of repetitive stress injuries inherent in high-volume manual activities. Questions to ask when considering such a purchase include:

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