Ensuring a Quality-Driven Repackaging Process [infographic]

Patient safety is always the highest priority when repackaging medications. The process of repackaging these drugs into unit-dose can be tedious but it’s important to have steps in place to ensure your repackaged product is of the highest quality. The best way to establish medication and patient safety is for your entire repackaging process to be driven by quality assurance. At Safecor Health, we invest in training and education for every employee to ensure our team performs every process according to the highest-quality operating procedures.

Check out our infographic below to learn more about Safecor Health’s quality-driven repackaging process.

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7 Tips to Help You Avoid Cross-Contamination During Unit-Dose Drug Repackaging

Failure to prevent cross-contamination during the medication repackaging process not only increases waste, but it also decreases patient safety — a risk no one should be willing to make.

There are several steps you can put in place to avoid cross-contamination, including implementing current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Following cGMP guidelines is one of the best ways to prevent instances of product-to-product contamination, label/bar code mix-ups, process deviations and packaging errors, while assuring that repackaged drug products meet quality standards.

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3 Hidden Savings of Outsourced Repackaging

For many hospitals, in-house repackaging often seems like the most cost-effective way to package drugs into unit-dose. Unfortunately, with limited resources, hospital pharmacies don’t always have the time needed to focus on packaging. To offset staff time spent on packaging, many pharmacies purchase whatever is available in commercial unit-dose. Unfortunately, many of those unit-dose purchases have a significant cost premium versus bulk bottles.

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How Will USP General Chapter <800> Affect Medication Repackaging?

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed USP General Chapter <800> to better protect all workers, patients and general public who may potentially come in contact with hazardous drugs. Many hospitals are keeping this top of mind as they try to understand how these requirements will impact their pharmacy operations. If your hospital pharmacy currently repackages hazardous drugs in-house, you may need to implement new steps and process changes to be compliant with USP <800> once it becomes official (tentatively December 2019).

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Get to Know Safecor Health [infographic]

For more than 40 years, Safecor Health has been the national leader committed to providing unit-dose repackaging services that allow pharmacists to focus on patient care by outsourcing the challenging and time-consuming tasks of packaging. But we’re more than just a repackager – we’re a strategic partner here to help you optimize pharmacy operations.

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