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Novation Extends Unit Dose Repackaging and Bar Coding Contract with Safecor Health
Date:11/30/2011

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Safecor Health, the market leader in pharmaceutical repackaging services, announced today that they have finalized a one-year extension  to their single-source contract award with Novation for unit dose repackaging and bar coding services.  Under the terms of the Novation contract extension, Safecor Health will continue to provide a comprehensive menu of unit-dose and bar-coded medication repackaging services to members and affiliates of VHA, Inc., University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and Provista.

Patient safety and the prevention of medication errors are top priorities for hospitals, health systems and other sites of patient care.  Safecor Health provides a safer, higher-quality alternative for pharmacies to get their medications in ready-to-administer, single-dose formats with readable bar codes, enabling them to capture real operational efficiencies and financial advantages that come with a smarter, more strategic repackaging solution.  Using Safecor Health minimizes pharmacy labor costs associated with repackaging and checking, solves key regulatory and quality challenges, reduces or avoids capital equipment investments, provides GPO contract-compliant purchase opportunities of medications in less costly bulk sizes, reallocates valuable pharmacy space and provides great flexibility in an ever-changing healthcare market.  In addition, Safecor Health's customer-guided repackaging formats, dose sizes, drug labels, bar code types and bar code content seamlessly integrate with clinical, inventory and drug dispensing systems, enabling accurate replenishment and safe administration of meds at the patient bedside or point of care.

About Safecor Health
Safecor Health, LLC, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, is a FDA registered pharmaceutical manufacturer and repackager with production facilities in Columbus, OH and Boston, MA. As the industry leader, our commitment to quality and the comprehensive, reliable services we offer help our customers solve critical challenges related to the packaging, labeling and bar-coding of pharmaceutical products, while assisting with their goals of safe medication administration and improved quality. Safecor Health serves the specialized needs of hospitals and health systems; long term care and correctional care pharmacy providers; federal, state and local government entities; pharmaceutical manufacturers and wholesalers; hospices, large clinics and other sites of patient care. For more information, please visit www.safecorhealth.com.

About Novation
Founded in 1998, Novation is the leading health care supply contracting company for the more than 65,000 members of VHA Inc. and UHC, two national health care alliances, and Provista, LLC. Novation provides alliance members sourcing services, as well as information and data services. Based in Irving, Texas, Novation develops and manages competitive contracts with more than 600 suppliers. VHA, UHC and Provista members used Novation contracts to purchase nearly $40 billion in 2010.


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