FDA Comment Number : EC1
Submitter : Mr. Matthew Levanda Date & Time: 06/17/2005 12:06:52
Organization : Bayshore Community Hospital
Category : Health Professional
Issue Areas/Comments
I am pleased that the recommendation for the bar code content is the product's NDC number. It is extremely distressing, however, that the product's expiration date is not also a recommendation. Despite industry claims to the contrary, cost involved would be minimal and patient safety greatly enhanced. For all products supplied in unit dose packages, a bar code should be on each individual dose, again as a means to ensure patient safety.