point of dispensing


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point of dispensing

Any of the locations to which the public is directed to obtain necessary drugs, vaccines, or supplies during a catastrophe or public health emergency.
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Thirty seconds at the point of dispensing will not do.
NotifyRx is a reliable real-time intervention solution providing electronic message delivery at the point of dispensing," he says.
Since its formation Rx SafeTrack has been working to identify a wide range of technologies and approaches that may be needed to track and trace prescription medicines from the point of manufacture to the point of dispensing.
NotifyRx expedites delivery of critical drug information news to pharmacists so that they can prevent adverse drug events at the point of dispensing.
A similar project involving both retailers and suppliers was undertaken in the United Kingdom, and results indicated that the use of RFID to validate medicines at the point of dispensing not only was feasible but also could substantially reduce errors and help prevent illegal medications from reaching the public.
What we are trying to get across with our label is that government and state boards are looking for ways to improve patient information at the point of dispensing," ScriptChek president and founder Stacy Kaufman says.
A similar three-month-long trial involving 44 pharmacies and six drug makers in the United Kingdom recently concluded that using RFID to validate medicines at the point of dispensing was feasible.
With EPC each product unit will be given a unique serial number that will identify and authenticate it as it moves from manufacturer to the point of dispensing.