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Topic: Labelling

July 11, 2018
The European anti-counterfeiting measures will come into force in February. Léa Legraien gives pharmacists all the information they need to make sure they’re ready

The European anti-counterfeiting measures will come into force in February. Lea Legraien gives pharmacists all the information they need to make sure they’re ready 
The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) will come into force on 9 February 2019 in the UK, as mandated by the European Commission (EC), to tackle counterfeit medicines and improve patient safety.

May 11, 2018
Neuromuscular blocking agents have a well-documented history of causing catastrophic injuries or death when inadvertently administered to adult and paediatric patients who were not receiving proper ventilatory assistance

Because neuromuscular blockers paralyse the muscles necessary for breathing, some patients have died or sustained serious, permanent injuries if the paralysis was not witnessed by a practitioner who could intervene.


November 14, 2017
All Multi-Purpose Blisters are tamper-evident, moisture resistant and ultraviolet inhibitant

With over 45 years’ experience in the field, Medi-Dose has been recognised as the leader in solid oral unit dose packaging.


With the company’s new versatile Multi-Purpose Blisters, you can easily package, label and secure even more sizes and types of meds.  Large medication, compounded and USP <800> drugs, double and triple “0” capsules, unit of use packaging, repacked meds and suppositories are just a few of the medication forms that can be accommodated with the new MPB. 


October 5, 2017
These Spanish labels call attention to the same special information and indications for medication as the company’s English ones do.

To complement their popular English Pharmacy Warning and Instruction Labels, Medi-Dose/EPS has expanded its wide line to include a complementary line of Spanish Auxiliary Labels. 


Medi-Dose/EPS Auxiliary Labels measure 3/8” x 1 ½” and are brightly coloured so they call attention to themselves.  All of them contain easily identifiable graphics depicting what’s being described. 


August 16, 2017
To help healthcare professionals better understand bar coding, Medi-Dose and EPS have released a White Paper barcodes and scanners for unit dose medication

As every healthcare professional knows, it’s essential to follow the five rights of medication dispensing and administration - the right patient, the right drug, the right dose, the right route and the right time.


Within every facility, systems are instituted to ensure these “rights” are achieved.  Bar codes play an important role in the success of such systems, but many people don’t know how bar codes work, or which bar code options are best for their systems.

July 7, 2014
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the UK and offers a full range of specialist and general services with good clinical outcomes for patients.


June 18, 2014
Codonics has announced that its Safe Label System won a category at the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards.

Codonics has announced that its Safe Label System won a category at the 2014 Medical Design Excellence Awards.
The Codonics Safe Label System (SLS), a medication management safety solution, greatly reduces preventable medication errors in surgical and procedural patient care areas (such as the operating room) or anywhere medications are prepared.

August 29, 2013
Episys, the global information technology solutions and services company, has worked with the Pharmacy Production Unit at East Cheshire NHS Trust and Compliance Labelling Solutions Ltd to devise a revolutionary Flag Label design which will cut costs in NHS medicine production departments by saving on both materials and time.


June 7, 2013
The Pharmacy Aseptic Unit at the Medway Maritime Hospital has introduced the Ultimate


April 2, 2013
Efforts taken by Europe


March 12, 2013
By using 2D barcoding technology, a hospital pharmacy department in Sunderland has met the standards set out in the EU falsified medicines Directive to ensure packs are suitably labelled and identified


December 7, 2012
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying health care professionals, caregivers, and patients about a change to the container and carton labels for heparin products, which are blood-thinning agents that prevent the formation of blood clots.


November 19, 2012
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is now able to manage a much larger workflow following an upgrade to the Ultimate


May 30, 2008
FDA propose labels carry information about drug use during pregnancy


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