Unit Dose and Specialty Packaging
Always safety-centric, Mylan takes great pride in our innovative unit dose and specialty packaging designed for patient safety. Defining and utilizing the latest in production technologies, our design specialists work closely with customers listening to their ideas, then sit down with internal manufacturing experts to turn those ideas into solutions. We’re able to respond quickly because we have the unique advantage of in-house tooling and printing so we can help customers identify new ways that help improve efficiency, avoid dosing errors and promote patient safety.
Mylan is also at the forefront of utilizing and supporting global standards of information protocol. Case in point, Mylan was one of the first to adopt GS1 bar codes, which provide a number of identifiers (NDC, lot number and expiration date) for bedside verification that aid health care professionals and administrators in providing optimal patient care. These identifiers are essential in providing pharmacists and health care professionals optimal patient care and positive outcomes. Mylan products are now in distinctive packaging and blue bottles so you know at a glance that the products within have been manufactured to the highest standards and incorporate the latest in packaging innovation and safety features.
Our product line features a range of unique packaging designs.
Single-Dose and Multi-Dose Vials
Realizing the need for more than one dose configuration, Mylan utilizes single-dose and multi-dose vials in a broad range of therapeutic categories such as oncology, cardiovascular, anti-infectives and anesthesia/pain management to reach a wide range of patients. Whether you’re looking to ensure dosing precision, reduce waste or improve efficiency, our single-dose and multi-dose options are available to meet your needs. In fact, many of our products are preservative free and are not made with natural rubber latex.
Mylan offers a line of ampules, most of which are used in Europe, to address the varying needs of different institutions.
With customer confidence paramount, our prefilled syringes are manufactured to exacting standards that are designed to benefit patient safety with accurate doses delivered in an efficient manner. Mylan has a large portfolio of injectables and is continuously meeting unmet needs by adding industry-first products, such as Octreotide Acetate in a prefilled syringe.
Ready-to-Administer Bags and Mini Bags
Ready-to-administer bags and mini bags offer convenience, accuracy and efficiency all in one package. With a method of delivery that is premixed, easily identifiable and easy to access, patient safety is paramount. The fact that Mylan is the only one to offer multiple strengths of ready-to-administer bags of Levetiracetam in Sodium Chloride reflects our commitment to help satisfy the needs of health care providers and their patients. Click here for more information.
Following the 1996 acquisition of UDL, Mylan became one of the nation’s largest suppliers of unit-dose pharmaceuticals. Mylan’s continual growth is grounded in our commitment to helping customers improve safety by allowing them to provide the right dose to the right patient at the right time. As an early adopter of GS1 bar codes, we’ve been providing health care professionals and administrators essential information for optimal patient care and positive outcomes for decades. Our unit-dose administration offers confidence and significant benefits to health care providers, including reduced professional handling, reduced chance of administration error and improved inventory control.
To ease the problems of dispensing controlled drugs, Mylan offers Control-A-Dose packaging with a reverse-numbered, or numbered (on the back), system to aid in monitoring inventory. Our 20-count cards make accountability of controlled drug dispensing easier to manage. The 5-card box allows the pharmacy department to stock more nursing stations from one unit carton.
Mylan’s Punch Card product line offers a 30-count, ready-to-use package that’s finished in a standard size on a reclaimable heat-sealed card. It is bar coded at the dispensing card level, making it ideal for unit-dose administration in the long-term care setting. Each dose is individually bar coded, perforated and identified with the NDC number, product name, lot number and expiration date.
Patient Compliance Pack
Designed to encourage patient compliance, each Compliance Pack contains a protective, child-resistant, senior-friendly, cardboard case that’s both recyclable and earth-friendly. To help promote compliance, there’s an easy-to-read label with daily dosages clearly marked and printed on a flat surface. Each pack also includes a refill reminder to help ensure patients always have their medication on hand when they need it.
Mylan's design is the industry standard for Robot-Rx®, the automated pharmacy dispensing station developed by McKesson Automation Inc. In a unit-dose environment, the bar codes allow Robot-Rx® to dispense, check, credit, restock and control inventory for more than 95% of current hospital formularies without significant changes in departmental operating procedures. Robot-Rx®, combined with Mylan’s Robot-Rx® Ready package, designed to help hospitals minimize medication errors and assist with technical, labor and inventory management costs.
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Easy-to-read packaging with innovative tracking is critical in reducing administration errors. Relentless in the pursuit of ultimate patient safety, Mylan was one of the first to adopt the GS1 DataBar with Composite Bar Code. Developed by GS1 Healthcare US, the world leader in improving the efficiency and visibility of supply chain standards, GS1 DataBar with composite offers state-of-the-art bedside bar code verification and inventory control.
- Composite bar code accurately identifies and tracks expiration date and lot number
- Linear bar code with maximum information provides optimal control from delivery to dispensing
- A unique and registered identification number assigned to healthcare products
- Assigned numbers at all packaging levels
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We are committed to offering a complete line of reliable, high quality products that are designed to help hospitals and other institutions reduce error, increase efficiency and improve care.
Mylan acquired UDL Laboratories in 1996. Today, we’re the premier supplier of unit dose multisource pharmaceuticals and burn and wound care products for hospitals, institutions, burn centers, retail and long-term care facilities.
GBR® — Generic Brand Reference Guide
This easy-to-use guide—available as a smartphone app or by mail—offers health care professionals cross-referenced lists of brand name and generic medicines. Other features include color guides to Mylan’s Institutional, Pharmaceutical and Specialty portfolios.