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Hospira Advances Patient Safety With New GemStar(R) SP Infusion System
Date:2/25/2009

- Safety Protocol Integration Enhances Market-Leading GemStar Medication Management Pump -

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), a leading global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, today announced the introduction of the GemStar(R) SP infusion system with GemStar(TM) Infusion Suite software, an advanced version of the market-leading, multi-application, GemStar pump. The GemStar SP infusion system is designed to help caregivers better incorporate patient safety best practices right at the patient's bedside.

GemStar SP incorporates GemStar Infusion Suite software, a stand-alone personal computer (PC)-based application designed to enhance safe and efficient medication administration. In an effort to help clinicians combat the 1.5 million medication errors that occur annually(1), GemStar SP allows healthcare facilities to tailor the pump to meet specific clinical objectives.

The compact and portable pump has configurable settings to help streamline the programming process for clinicians and provide flexible drug protocols with hard limits to help prevent medication errors. GemStar also offers several security features including four keypad lockouts, integral set-based free flow protection and mandatory confirmation screens, to help minimize the risk of medication delivery errors.

"The new GemStar Infusion Suite software allows clinicians to quickly recall a pre-configured drug safety suite for safer, and more efficient drug delivery," said Steven Pregulman, M.D., global medical director, Device Development, Hospira. "The advancements made with GemStar SP reinforce Hospira's position as a leading provider of safety medication administration products for all infusion needs."

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