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WHITE PAPER: Medication expiration date tracking with RFID

RFID-enabled medicine cabinets help keep valid medications available when needed, reducing the amount of unused and returned medication. RFID in healthcare is helping to improve patient care, make inventory and asset tracking processes more efficient, and reduce overall costs.

When over-the-counter or prescription drugs expire, they lose their effectiveness. This can be fatal in a life-threatening situation. RFID-enabled technologies that eliminate medication dosing errors and improve inventory systems address this issue. This is especially important in hospitals, where tracking the expiration date of critical medications, including those that are life-saving but not frequently administered, must be monitored.