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Manufacturing & Packaging to barcoding to lagging adoption of computerized physician order entry (CPOE); both the barcoding point of contact (BPOC) and CPOE are pieces of the closed-loop medication administration process. Two-dimensional barcode systems – which have found greater adoption in the semiconductor and aviation industries – are also being used in the healthcare industry, observers say. The issue of software is critical, due to the fact that healthcare instructions generally have outdated software systems and the fact that these systems must comply with healthcare auditing and patient privacy regulations. contain all necessary product information and have one or more detachable parts which help to clearly identify the drug, all the way from dispensing to patient administration. A recent development is the Pharma-Comb SL label with self-lifting parts for multi-dose medications. “Due to its special construction, the detachable parts automatically rise after opening the outer label and can be easily and quickly applied to filled disposable syringes after drawing a dose from the vial,” Dul explains. “The peel-off parts contain all crucial information and can even be printed with a bar code on the backside.” POLs serve a dual purpose in providing a major barrier against counterfeiters because of the label’s complex build-up and manufacturing process. By providing accurate and readable information, pharma companies can help educate and involve patients in their care. Industry members say they have been working together more than ever in finding solutions to meet the needs of the customers and the changing regulatory requirements and expectations. PC “BARCODING IS GETTING MORE AND MORE IMPORTANT AND THERE IS AN INCREASING USE OF 2-D BARCODES WHICH CONTAIN MUCH MORE INFORMATION. HOWEVER, THERE STILL SEEMS TO BE SOME RELUCTANCE IN IMPLEMENTING THIS WIDELY WITHIN HEALTHCARE PRACTICE.” — Gene Dul, Schreiner MediPharm Reach New Heights With MedPro Healthcare License Solutions MedPro Systems® provides healthcare license solutions based on a powerful combination of licensing data and information technology. Our MedProID® database and product suite continues to reach new heights to meet the ever-changing compliance world. Our newest solutions now allow: Mobile Validation, State Sanction Integration, Address Verification and Practitioner Call Center Services. MedProID® is chosen daily as a trusted solution by over 150 healthcare organizations. One more system also put into action in the past few years is the barcode requirement for the NDC number. This system, though at different stages of use at the dispensing level, was developed so one dispensing the drug can scan the barcode to ensure correct medication and dosage is administered. “One of the largest forms of medication error is a medication ‘mix up’—either with strength, form, drug, or timing,” the pharma company source observes. “A robust dispensing system tied into a database could not only warn the dispenser of a potential medication error, it could also be used to reduce or eliminate misadministration by warning about things such as drug-drug interactions.” Further developments designed to minimize the risks of medication errors involve the use of peel-off labels (POLs), an application utilized prominently in Europe. POLs provide a clear identification of the drug or vaccine and variable data pertinent to the product. These labels are said to offer a competitive advantage to manufacturers who make use of the technology, and based on market surveys, are preferred by end users and much needed in both acute and alternate settings. “Peel-off labels are a very useful tool as well,” Dul says, “especially when these are sophisticated solutions which combine ease of use with reliable documentation and safe tracking of the administered drug.” Schreiner MediPharm offers a broad portfolio of labels with peel-off parts. These labels MedPro Systems® Solutions: Please visit us at the 2011 PDMA Conference in San Antonio, Texas on Sept. 25th – 28th for a live demonstration of Version 11, which includes the debut of SM SM our MobileID and SanctionID products. While visiting our booth, please ask for one of our popular MedPro umbrellas as a Thank You Gift from all of us at MedPro Systems. Contact us for more information at (973) 398-7800. Call us at 973.398.7800 or visit www.medprosystems.com July | August 2011 27 www.PharmaceuticalCommerce.com http://www.medprosystems.com http://www.medprosystems.com http://www.PharmaceuticalCommerce.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011

Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011
Contents
Op-Ed
Top News
Business/Finance
Brand Communications
Supply Chain/Logistics
Manufacturing & Packaging
Legal/Regulatory
Information Technology
PDMA Exhibitors
Meetings and Editorial Index

Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011

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Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - Contents (Page 4)
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Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - Op-Ed (Page 7)
Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - Top News (Page 8)
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Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - Business/Finance (Page 12)
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Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - Business/Finance (Page 15)
Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - Brand Communications (Page 16)
Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - Brand Communications (Page 17)
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Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - Brand Communications (Page 19)
Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - Supply Chain/Logistics (Page 20)
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Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - Manufacturing & Packaging (Page 25)
Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - Manufacturing & Packaging (Page 26)
Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - Manufacturing & Packaging (Page 27)
Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - Legal/Regulatory (Page 28)
Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - Legal/Regulatory (Page 29)
Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - Information Technology (Page 30)
Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - Information Technology (Page 31)
Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - PDMA Exhibitors (Page 32)
Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - PDMA Exhibitors (Page 33)
Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - PDMA Exhibitors (Page 34)
Pharmaceutical Commerce - July/August 2011 - Meetings and Editorial Index (Page 35)
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