What are prepackaged pharmaceuticals?

By | March 26, 2009

Obviously, all pharmaceuticals come packaged in some fashion.  The term “prepackaged pharmaceuticals” refers to medications that have been purchased from the original manufacturer and repackaged into smaller sizes.  Clinics that dispense to patients are offering drugs in either unit dose or unit-of-use packaging.  Unit dose refers to a single dose of the product and unit-of-use refers to a course of therapy.  Rather than purchase a bottle of 500 pills, a clinic can purchase prepackaged medications from a company like Northwind Pharmaceuticals that offers the same drug in 10, 20 or 30 count bottles.

Many lotions, creams and ointments are available in unit-of-use sizes as well which makes them ideal products for physician dispensing.  These products don’t normally need to be repackaged due to the variety of sizes available from manufacturers.

Pharmaceutical injectables often come in larger package counts which can be cumbersome or prohibitive for medical clinics to purchase.  Northwind Pharmaceuticals offers many injectables in single dose vials to make it easier for in-office administration.  We are one of a few pharmaceutical wholesalers/repackagers that specialize in offering prepackaged medications and pharmaceutical injectables for clinics that dispense to their patients. Click on our link to the right to learn more.

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