August 30, 2011 11:27 ET

TCGRx and CareFusion Announce Agreement to Serve Long-Term Care Pharmacies

POWERS LAKE, WI--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2011) - TCGRx (TCG), a leading provider of pharmacy workflow solutions, announced today a joint marketing agreement with CareFusion (NYSE: CFN), a leading, global medical technology company, to help long-term care pharmacies comply with upcoming federal short-cycle filling regulations.

A combination of TCG's pharmacy automation systems, integrated with CareFusion Pyxis® dispensing solutions, provides a cost-effective and seamless process for delivering medications from long-term care pharmacies into resident facilities. In addition, the agreement expands CareFusion's sales reach into long-term care facilities.

Duane Chudy, CEO of TCG, said, "We have been gearing up to meet the demands of short-cycle delivery for some time. With the shift from 30-day punch card supply to a seven-day short-cycle delivery time, we needed an automated dispensing technology manufacturer to complement our packaging technology. CareFusion is a leader in medication cabinet automation and we felt that their proven and reliable offerings would be an excellent fit."

TCG automation technology packages bulk medication into patient specific pouches complete with a bar code to enhance medication safety and improve nursing and pharmacy efficiencies. The technology also packages oral solid medications in unit dose pouches to replenish the Pyxis medication dispensing cabinets. In turn, the Pyxis medication dispensing system can communicate with the TCG packager to generate batch replenishment. The two technologies provide a chain of custody with medication delivery while reducing costs to both pharmacy operations and facility operations.

About TCGRx
Backed by decades of experience, TCG utilizes the latest in technology to offer the most reliable pharmacy automation solutions on the market. The staff designs and integrates automation solutions into every aspect of packaging devices, workflow software, and other individual products to improve the overall process in pharmacies. TCG is dedicated to providing superior customer service and support by offering the most cost-effective methods to give pharmacies safe, efficient, and accurate solutions.

TCG is an industry leader in automation and designs services for hospital, long-term care, retail, outpatient, and specialty pharmacy markets. The company has a strong presence in all pharmacy markets throughout the United States and Canada. TCG headquarters is located in Powers Lake, WI. For more information, visit, call 262.279.5307 or find us on Facebook.

About CareFusion
CareFusion (NYSE: CFN) is a global corporation serving the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve patient care. The company develops market-leading technologies including Alaris® infusion pumps, Pyxis® automated dispensing and patient identification systems, AirLife™, AVEA® and LTV® series of ventilators and respiratory products, ChloraPrep® skin prep products, MedMined™ services for data mining surveillance, V. Mueller® and Snowden-Pencer® surgical instruments and Nicolet™ neuro-diagnostic products. CareFusion employs more than 14,000 people across its global operations. More information may be found at

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