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unit dose

a method of preparing medications in which individual doses of patient medications are prepared by the pharmacy and delivered in individual labeled packets to the patient's unit to be administered by the nurses on an ordered schedule. One intent of unit dose is to decrease administration error.
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unit dose

A dose of medicine prepared in an individual packet for convenience, safety, or monitoring.
Synonym: monodose
See also: dose
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According to Progressive Care, the operation has experienced staff, all applicable licenses, commensurate PBM contracts as PharmCo, LLC, and a Parata PASS 500 unit dose packaging system.
The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC) is a not-for-profit trade association that was established in 1990 to promote the many benefits of unit dose packaging, especially the fact that these formats can be designed with compliance-prompting features proven to help people take their medications properly.
Unit dose packaging can be designed in compliance-enhancing formats that remind people whether they have taken their medications.
Incidentally, I have spoken to all three neurotoxin manufacturers, and they have no interest in adding preservative to their products or in bringing out smaller unit dose packaging.
Make no mistake, there is a difference between sample packaging and unit dose packaging.
Tenders are invited for Providing pharmaceutical supplies vials, lids, bottles, MAR paper, pharmacy RX labels, auxiliary labels, Zebra labels, Opus labels, and unit dose packaging.
Mystic provides patient-centric unit dose packaging and delivery technology for pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals and biologics for intranasal, nose-to-brain, ophthalmic, sublingual, and otic product applications.
For over 20 years, we have applied our knowledge of blow-fill-seal unit dose packaging to continue to develop specialty dispensers for customers in a variety of markets.
Unit Dose Packaging (Blow-fill-seal, Form-fill-seal)
Applications for its contract unit dose packaging services include travel size toiletry packaging, cosmetic and cosmetic tester packaging, personal care and pharmaceutical unit dose packaging.
This increase is being driven by advances in several growth market areas such as unit dose packaging, composite fabricating and MonoSol's unique new dust abatement solution product, TerraLOC(TM).
Is there an ROI for the organizations that adopt a high-volume unit dose packaging system?