The standard pouch size is 2.5” wide and 1.2” to 3.25” long. The size is varied automatically by the machine to accommodate the pill volume and the text, whichever is larger.
How many multi-med patient strips can the RapidPakRx produce per hour?
The RapidPakRx system can produce a one-month strip in as little as 10 minutes, start to finish.
How many NDCs can a single pouch hold?
The pouch size is automatically varied by the machine for each pouch. The number of NDCs that will fit in one pouch, is dependent upon the pill size and the printed label. There is no absolute pill maximum, and the RapidPakRx can use fewer pouches per med administration time (MAT) than its competitors. This can result in fewer pouches MAT.
What is the RapidPakRx footprint?
The RapidPakRx has the smallest footprint of any competing system. The machine is 33″ W x 18″ L x 60″ H. It is designed to fit any any retail pharmacy.
How many technicians does it take to run the RapidPakRx?
One technician can easily run the RapidPakRx very efficiently.
How much does the consumable pouch material cost?
The pouch cost is the lowest in the industry because our cost per inch is lower and less consumable paper is used due to the dynamic, automatic pouch sizing and high pill count per pouch, avoiding the need to have multiple pouches for a single MAT. There is no ink ribbon cost since the RapidPakRx system uses direct thermal printing. The print quality is the highest in the industry at 300 dpi. The legibility is far superior with black on white, high contrast output.
Can the RapidPakRx create headers and ``reminder`` pouches anywhere in the run?
Yes, you can print anything on a pouch anywhere in the run, and/or choose to leave the pouch empty. “Reminder pouches” can be included in the strips as “ticklers” for inhaler use or other similar health-related activities.
How can adherence packaging give my pharmacy a competitive edge?
The RapidPakRx’s strip packaging can help make your pharmacy business unique in many ways. It allows your pharmacy to provide a differentiating tangible product, and not just a service. This allows you to compete more effectively against other independents and even chain stores. It can change how you position your pharmacy in the marketplace and help attract new customers. Our customers report a 24% revenue increase and a 50-mile outreach to customers.
Contact us about RxSafe’s strip packaging marketing services, known as PakMyMeds™. We can assist you in your marketing efforts with packaging and collateral to make adding this service to your pharmacy’s offerings as simple as possible.
Are the pouches multi-med?
The pouches can be single dose or multi-med. Usually, the RapidPakRx creates a single or multi-med pouch that exactly fits the contents (one pouch per med administration time) saving material, run time, inspection time, and eliminating patient confusion.
Can I include supplements or nutraceuticals with meds in the pouches?
Yes, the RapidPakRx system is designed to accommodate supplements, vitamins, gel caps and split tabs. All of these, as well as nutraceuticals, can be combined with medications in the same pouch.
How do you check / verify the pouches?
The RapidPakRx offers a built-in, 23-camera visual inspection system, where each pill and all filled pouches pass through an intelligent vision verification system that helps determine if a pouch has been filled correctly. The unique, 3-step integrated machine vision verification helps pharmacists quickly verify that the right medications are in the right pouch, with unsurpassed accuracy.
What information can be printed on the pouch?
The RapidPakRx pouches have the most extensive range of printing options of any strip packaging system on the market. The following information and graphics can be printed on the pouch: patient name, med administration time, NDC, dose size, lot number, any type of bar code, expiration date, sun & moon icons, pharmacy logo, any logo or any graphic.
How many calibrated cassettes do you need?
NONE. The RapidPakRx does not use cassettes. Instead, the machine comes with 20 bulk-loaded, universal, pill verification cartridges. The patent-pending cartridges can verify and dispense virtually any size tablet, capsule, gelcap or split tab, without calibration. No more calibrated cassettes! No more pill-at-a-time loading!
How much money should I budget to fill the machine with inventory?
NONE. The RapidPakRx is designed to use the drugs you already have in stock, as needed. On the contrary, it can cost as much as $80,000 to $100,000 to fill the cassettes in a competing machine.
Can the system track lot number and expiration date?
Yes. And the RapidPakRx is DSCSA ready.
How many days’ supply do you recommend for a strip?
We recommend that you set up the system to run strips for a 30-day supply as standard practice for over the counter retail customers.
What do you do when there’s a medication change mid-month?
You can fill each new prescription with only enough medication to get the patient to their next refill date. Then all of the medications can be packaged in strips and boxes each month going forward. Drugs that change frequently for a patient may be separated into a different single dose strip or a vial.
How difficult is the RapidPakRx to clean?
It’s very easy to clean, using alcohol wipes.
Is there a lot of dust?
No, the pill drop distance a fraction of our competitors. This results in far less pill dust being generated.
How does the RapidPakRx differ from the competition?
All pharmacies understand the value of adherence packaging for impaired or chronically ill patients. But until now, adherence packaging has been been too costly and time consuming to do in a retail environment on a regular basis. The RapidPakRx system’s “secret sauce” is patent-pending smart cartridges with built-in pill verification. The cartridges verify and dispense — without calibration — any size tablet, capsule, or gelcap, including split tabs. Additionally, its all-in-one design, speed & accuracy, low price point, easiest-to-open packaging materials, and its ability to fit more unique pills per pouch sets it far ahead of the “pack.”