Managing syringes and other difficult to bar code products remains a challenge for many hospital pharmacies. Automated approaches to labeling are most common in larger facilities, where flag and tadpole labeling systems as well as overwraps are in use. Meanwhile, many of the smallest hospitals simply do not provide any bar codes for syringes, ampules, and other oddly-shaped items. Given their complexity and cost, adoption of robotic devices has not been widespread, and those that are considering such an adoption remain in the minority ... read more.
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