Color-coding process for monitoring medication beyond-use dates

Hattoy, Stephanie; Kozakiewicz, Janet; Seo, Teresa
October 2010
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy;10/1/2010, Vol. 67 Issue 19/20, p1591
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the use of colored stripe through the color-coding process to monitor beyond-use dates and expiration of medications. It mentions that the colored stripe was applied to the paper used on the unit-dose packager, in which the color shows the month when the product was repacked. It states that the color-coding system enable the pharmacy staff to distinguish if the beyond-use date is near. Moreover, it highlights the challenges encountered in replacing the package's color.


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