US adopts bar codes for drug products

Korcok, Milan
May 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;5/25/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 11, p1657
Academic Journal
Reports on the implementation of the market-style bar codes among prescription drugs, biological products and some over-the-counter medications in the U.S. Number of medication errors that will be prevented from the labelling provision as predicted by the Food and Drug Administration; Sectors who will have to comply with requirement of putting bar codes on their products; Information that must be available in each bar code; Data that should be included in blood products intended for transfusion.


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