Published Online: Tuesday, November 1, 2005

McKesson APS (Pittsburgh, Pa) recently introduced the PACMED multidose pharmacy packaging system. As a high-speed, unit-dose packaging system for oral solids, PACMED integrates seamlessly with pharmacy information systems. The product intrinsically reinforces medication safety practices and streamlines pharmacy operations at several crucial points. It accelerates bedside scanning through patient-specific, unit-dose dispensing; drives unit-based cabinet replenishment; bolsters central pharmacy stock inventory for cart fills; and advances compliance packaging. Key advantages of PACMED include the ability to operate unattended with minimal intervention; speed, packaging up to 60 unit/multidoses per minute; accommodating from 100 to 500 medications. For more information, call 800-551-6578 or visit

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