The 5-year blanket purchase agreement “supports the need for a comprehensive Pharmacy Inpatient Automation Solution (PIAS) – Automated Dispensing Cabinet (ADC) that meets the highest quality standards for implementation at military treatment facilities (MTFs) across the Military Health System (MHS),” according to a Defense Dept. press release.
“The intent of this automated solution is to enhance the medication distribution capabilities of MTF inpatient pharmacies and hospital/clinic service areas while seeking to gain management efficiencies and cost savings,” the Defense Dept. said.
Becton Dickinson closed its $12.2 billion acquisition of CareFusion in March 2015. A year later the company dealt CareFusion’s vertebral compression fracture portfolio to Stryker (NYSE:SYK) for an undisclosed amount.