Docket Management
Docket: 02N-0204 - Bar Code Label Requirements for Human Drug Products
Comment Number: EC -37

Accepted - Volume 13

Comment Record
Commentor Mr. ROBERT MANGUS Date/Time 2003-04-22 09:46:19
Category Individual

Comments for FDA General
1. General Comments I am a information technology pharmacist assigned to installing and maintenance of technology systems in our hospital pharmacy. Your requirements for labeling all drug products without exemptions is the most significant advances for medication safety in history. If 100% of products are barcoded, then the next step of installing barcode point of care is within reach for even the average to small size hospital. Exemptions would force those hospitals to have expensive and error prone workarounds to get to the 100% barcoding goal. The manufacturers resistance to the barcoding standards of the grocery and retail industry is, in my opinion, the biggest single barrier to barcode point of care. Please consider no exemptions to this requirement, and help the medical industry use the technology that could substantially reduce medication errors. Thank you Robert Mangus Doctor of Pharmacy (DPh.) Oklahoma City, Ok 73109

EC -37