Trends in Unit Dose Packaging


January 2020 - Vol. 17 No. 1 - Page #6

While the past few years have seen record numbers of new generic and new drug therapy approvals by the FDA, the percentage of medications available in bar coded unit dose has shown little sign of improving. Those facilities able to purchase more than 90% of their medications in bar coded unit dose remain a small minority. Fortunately, there are high-quality repackaging solutions available for pharmacy, bringing safety and efficiency to both manual and automated repackaging efforts.

Pharmacy’s choices for packaging methods have remained consistent over the past few years. Most facilities take a dual approach, utilizing a combination of manual systems and repackaging machines.

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Medi-Dose remains the market leader among unit dose packaging vendors, followed by Health Care Logistics, Medical Packaging Inc, and Omnicell.

 

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