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Baxa Introduces New Amber Oral Dispenser Packaging For Ward And Bedside Applications


Baxa Corporation announces the release of new packaging configurations for its amber Exacta-Med(R) Oral Dispensers. Oral dispensers are syringe-like devices designed specifically to provide safe and accurate delivery of oral liquid medications, without the possibility of wrong-route administration through a patientís IV or epidural line. Their amber coloring promotes further differentiation of oral dispensers from standard hypodermic syringes.

Denver, CO, March 07, 2005 --(PR.com)-- Baxa Corporation announces the release of new packaging configurations for its amber Exacta-Med? Oral Dispensers. Oral dispensers are syringe-like devices designed specifically to provide safe and accurate delivery of oral liquid medications, without the possibility of wrong-route administration through a patient’s IV or epidural line. Their amber coloring promotes further differentiation of oral dispensers from standard hypodermic syringes.

The new products include Ward and Bedside packaging of the Baxa amber dispensers in 1, 3, 5, 10 and 20 mL sizes. Ward packs offer dispensers with attached tip caps for ease of use on nursing wards. Bedside packs are bags of ten dispensers each for convenient access when oral medications are drawn up and delivered in the patient’s room.

Baxa Exacta-Med Dispensers were the first alternative to a syringe designed with a special tip that prevents accidental injection of oral medications. These dispensers are widely recognized as the safest means to deliver oral liquid drugs. Because they cannot accommodate a hypodermic needle or actuate a needleless IV access port, The Institute for Safe Medication Practice and the UK National Health Service, among other recognized authorities, recommend the use of oral dispensers for all oral liquid doses.

Baxa Corporation introduced the Exacta-Med Oral Dispenser in 1975. These dispensers are more accurate for drug delivery than teaspoons or graduated cups and safer than using luer syringes for oral medications. The wider tip design of the Exacta-Med Dispensers was developed in cooperation with representatives and customers from large children’s hospitals. The first to recognize the need for a dedicated oral dispenser, Baxa is still the market leader today.

Latex-free Baxa oral dispensers fit the needs of pharmacy, nursing and outpatient caregivers for safe medication administration. Specially designed tip caps seal oral unit doses in the oral dispensers until administration. Adapta-Cap(TM) Bottle Adapters fit standard pharmacy bottles to allow mess-free medication withdrawals into the dispensers.

About Baxa Corporation
As a leading provider of devices and systems for the preparation, handling, packaging, and administration of liquid medications, Baxa manufactures and markets a wide range of healthcare products for use in hospitals, critical care units and alternate-site pharmacies. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, Baxa has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada, the United Kingdom; Denmark, and Germany; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at http://www.baxa.com.

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Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing
Baxa Corporation: 800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157
Email: marian.robinson@baxa.com

Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
Absolutely Public Relations: 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558
Email: maggie@absolutelypr.com
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Baxa Corporation
Marian Robinson
800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157
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http://www.baxa.com
Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR
Absolutely Public Relations: 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558
Email: maggie@absolutelypr.com

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