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The latest innovation to come from Kirby Lester is the KL1Plus. This new tablet counter combines the company’s best-selling KL1 counter with verification software. The KL1Plus, small enough to fit into your hand, ensures that all tablets, capsules, and unit-of-use items are verified so the patient receives the right medication, dosage, and quantity every time. By simply barcode-scanning the prescription label and scanning the corresponding stock bottle or package, the pharmacy technician can verify a match.
“There is absolutely no reason why a pharmacy can’t afford to verify 100% of orders now that the KL1Plus has been developed,” says Garry Zage, Kirby Lester president and CEO. “Pharmacies across the country have incorporated the KL1 into their operations. Now they can use the KL1Plus verification. It is a top-tier product that pharmacies have never seen before — the complete package.” The KL1Plus is viewed as especially effective for 90-day fills.
The KL1Plus was officially introduced at the annual convention of the National Community Pharmacists Association in San Diego.
Also announced by Kirby Lester is a partnership with Tri State Distribution where the Kirby Lester KL60 compact robotic dispenser will be the exclusive pharmacy automation for the TriMaxx three-sided container/closure label system.
While traditional round prescription vials are commonly automated by pharmacy robots, the TriMaxx triangular shape has posed an engineering challenge. Now Tri State customers can automate two sizes (75cc and 120cc) in the Kirby Lester KL60. The KL60 can apply one, two, or three printed and patient-specific information panels on the container. Each labeled, counted, and collated prescription takes 25 to 30 seconds to complete.