Premier Purchasing Partners Awards Safecore Health Repackaging Agreement

Premier Purchasing Partners LP awards Safecor Health L.L.C. (Woburn, MA) a three-year, multi-source agreement for pharmaceutical repackaging services. Under terms of the agreement, Safecor Health will provide Premier members a flexible and comprehensive menu of unit-dose and bar-coded repackaging services geared toward each client's unique packaging needs and medication safety initiatives.

Healthcare providers will be able to customize packaging formats, dose sizes, and develop custom label and bar-code requirements for oral solids, liquid cups, oral syringes for adults and pediatrics, powders, and other unique packaging formats with unique pharmacy automation requirements. The new contract went into effect Dec. 1, 2009.

Premier Purchasing Partners is the healthcare group purchasing unit of Premier Inc. (Charlotte, NC). Safecor Health provides products and services that improve the medication administration process in hospitals, health systems, and other sites of care. Bar-coded pharmaceuticals in ready-to-administer doses are an essential component of effective medication-safety protocols, enabling bar-code scanning of medications at the patient bedside.

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