Method for simultaneously preparing pharmacy vial label and drug-specific warning labels

  • US 7,225,052 B2
  • Filed: 04/05/2004
  • Issued: 05/29/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/16/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for the real-time preparation at a pharmacy work station of a pharmacy label set having a main vial label containing customer-specific drug and dosage information printed thereon and warning label means containing a drug-specific warning thereon, the method comprising the steps of:

  • providing a printer;

    connecting computer means and database means with the printer so as to supply a real-time electronic data input to the printer of the customer-specific drug and dosage information and the drug-specific warning information;

    providing a plurality of blank forms each of which has an upper surface and a lower surface with an adhesive backing on the lower surface, the upper surface of each form containing a printable blank vial label section and a blank warning label section for receiving printing from the printer of the customer-specific drug and dosage information and the warning label information from the database means, respectively, on the upper surface thereof;

    passing each form through the printer and, in one pass, printing —

    (a) the customer-specific drug and dosage information on the vial label section of the form; and

    (b) any drug-specific warning information on the warning label section of the form which relates to the customer-specific drug; and

    attaching the vial label section and at least a portion of the warning label section to a drug container.

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