NACDS would like to request an opportunity to speak at the FDA's public meeting on bar coding on July 26, 2002. Our representative will be Deb Faucette, R.Ph., Director of Pharmacy Affairs. There is a possibility that a chain member of the association will be in attendance and speak for Ms. Faucette. If that is the case, we will get that information to you as soon as possible.
Our comments will focus on the current use of bar coding technology in community retail pharmacy, the potential for bar code technology to improve the use of medications and improve quality of care, and the impact of bar coding in increasing efficiency in community pharmacy and in the delivery of pharmacy services to patients. We appreciate your consideration of this request. Thank you.
John M. Coster, Ph.D., R.Ph.
Vice President, Federal and State Programs
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