AutoMed (Vernon Hills, Ill), an Amerisource- Bergen Co, recently introduced FastPak EXP?an expandable oral-solid pouch packaging and barcoding system ideal for hospital and long-term care pharmacies. With the product?s capacity and adaptability, the system allows pharmacists to choose the number of medication canisters to meet any pharmacy needs?from 128 to 320. The ?smart canisters? allow FastPak EXP to automatically detect canister contents and update the medication database, regardless of where the medication is placed.The product?s packaging capabilities can process narrow unit-dose packages and standard- width unit- or multidose packaging. The system?s application allows pharmacists to use resources more efficiently. The system saves time and labor by automating cart-fill, unit-based cabinet, or nurse-serve replenishment processes. For more information, visit www.automed.com, or call 888-537-3102.
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