Reflecting the increase in products available in unit dose and the strong commitment pharmacy has made to developing in-house repackaging processes, the number of facilities outsourcing at least some of their repackaging for non-sterile products declined this year from 27% to 24%. The overall decline was driven by larger facilities discontinuing their outsourcing in amounts significant enough to offset the smaller facilities (< 200 beds) that increased outsourced repackaging this year. Those that outsource generally send out less than 10% of their repackaging inventory, despite the general consensus that managing the repackaging process in-house continues to be a challenge that many pharmacy directors would like to solve by outsourcing more items ... read more
For more information on outsourced repackaging, visit www.pppmag.com/info and click on Outsourced Repackaging.
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