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Be Green with B. Braun: Company Shares Expertise, Environmentally Responsible Products at ASHP 2008
Date:12/5/2008

s had used B. Braun's PVC-free, DEHP-free IV products in 2007, more than 46,000 tons of material could have been recycled, rather than dumped in landfills or incinerated, which releases harmful dioxins in the air.

In addition to providing the waste weight calculator and other environmental information, Central Admixture Pharmacy Services Inc. (CAPS) - a B. Braun company - is supporting a symposium titled, "Safe Labeling of IV Drug Products and the Role of Bar-Coding and Outsourcing to Enhance Patient Safety," from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 8. The symposium session, being held in room W102, will focus on the requirements for clear, accurate and user-friendly product labeling to reduce the potential for medication errors with IV drug products and infusions. Guidelines developed by The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) for the design of labels applied to IV drugs and infusions will also be presented.

For more information on B. Braun's environmental initiatives, please visit: http://evergreen.bbraunusa.com/index.html?FROM=NEWS.

About Central Admixture Pharmacy Services (CAPS(R))

Pioneered in 1991, CAPS(R) has grown into the nation's largest network of outsourcing admixture pharmacies, servicing more than 1,000 hospitals and home care facilities. CAPS(R) pharmacies are state-licensed, FDA-registered and operate 365-days a year to admix, dispense and deliver labeled, patient-specific and anticipatory IV prescriptions to its growing family of customers. CAPS(R) is a B. Braun company.

About B. Braun

B. Braun is a global leader in infusion therapy and pain management as well as a pioneer in passive safety devices and PVC-free/DEHP-free products. Every day, B. Braun employees worldwide share their knowledge with colle
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