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Magazine article Drug Topics

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Seeing your way clear: Medegen has introduced MaxPlus Clear, a positive displacement connector for use in infusion therapy. Medegen claims it is the first and only clear positive displacement connector, providing complete visualization of the fluid path during priming and flushing of infusion devices. This promotes an occlusion-and contaminant-free line, reducing the incidence of bloodstream infections. MaxPlus Clear, which costs the same as MaxPlus, will be sold and distributed through Medegen's Maximus (www.maximusmedical.com).

GPO offers new generic program: Amerinet has contracted with Cardinal Health to offer a new Generic Sourcing Program to help its acute care members reduce its generic noninjectable drug costs. The program also includes Amerinet Choice, the group purchasing organization's private-label line of injectable products.

TPN system's new interface improves safety: B. Braun Medical's PINNACLE TPN Management System is now integrated with the home infusion information system CPR+ v8.0. This means that after the total parenteral nutrition calculations are performed by CPR+, a bar code is printed on the TPN Worksheet, which can be scanned into the PINNACLE system, reducing the risk of transcription errors. …

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