TITLE

Outsourcing unit dose packaging

AUTHOR(S)
Sanborn, Michael D.
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;7/1/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 13, p1116
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article the author comments on the issues sorrounding hospital-based repackaging services and on the adoption of bar-code-dependent technology in the pharmacy. He asserts that hospital automation designated for repackaging services may be costly and have high errors rates due to low utilization and machine reliability. He further emphasizes the need of increased regulatory requirements and adherence to good manufacturing practices to enable repackagers add an patient safety benefit.
ACCESSION #
51474042

 

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