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1) One of these medicines could harm your patient. Can you tell which one? The Directive 2011/62/EU introduces safety features such as a unique identifier and an anti-tampering device on the outer packaging of medicines. Which means pharmacies need to adapt to be able to check the compliance of any medicine they sell. But what does it mean in practice?

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2) Medication administration can be time consuming and also present opportunities for error. Can you tell which medication the patient needs next? One of the most common causes of avoidable patient injury are adverse drug events (ADEs). Nearly 5% of all hospitalised patients are affected by an ADE.

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1) Falsified medicines can appear to be authentic and therefore be difficult to identify. Although the brown bottle looks correct it is missing an anti-tampering device and it is out of date, having expired Nov 30 2017. Compliance with FMD regulation will enable pharmacies to improve their stock management processes and prevent falsified medicines from entering the supply chain. Zebra scanning technology helps pharmacies to achieve compliance by enabling them to scan, record manage and verify all medications they hold on stock and dispense to patients.

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2) The Correct Answer is: A. 
To ensure that the right patient receives the right medication in the right dose at the right time, clinical staff need to have access to the latest, most up-to-date patient records by the patient's bedside, every time. With Zebra's mobile computers, scanners, printers and supplies, your providers are assured of positive patient verification, efficiently tracking specimens, test results and ensuring staff administer intended treatments and medications.