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Pill crusher delivers fine powder with less effort

Pill crusher delivers fine powder with less effort

First Wave Technologies recently introduced its First Crush Automatic Electric Pill Crusher. The product is a rechargeable battery powered pill crusher that crushes and grinds multiple pills into a fine powder.

Technology improves medication safety measures

Technology improves medication safety measures

No matter your role in healthcare, medication safety is a challenge that has caused you concern. In my job as co-owner of SureCare Rx, an independently owned and operated pharmacy partner to long-term care communities in the northwestern United States, this concern is a central focus. Recently, we took bold steps to overcome common obstacles and reduce medication errors almost completely, capitalizing on cutting-edge technology to lead the way.

Drug delivery formats affect nursing home medication errors, study finds

Nursing home residents are four times as likely to receive an improper dosage of a medication if it is administered in a liquid format than as a pill or tablet. Other delivery formats, such as transdermal patches, injectables and inhalers, were also more problematic compared to tablets and pills, new study results from the United Kingdom show.