Discover why more hospitals and surgery centers choose PharMEDium prefilled syringes.

Outsourced sterile compounding is often a strategic decision for advancing patient safety and creating operational efficiency—especially in the perioperative/operating room (O.R.) setting.

As an FDA registered 503B outsourcing facility, PharMEDium endeavors to provide the broadest portfolio of compounded sterile preparations (CSPs) and ready to use prefilled O.R. Anesthesia syringes available.

Unrivaled capacity to deliver. PharMEDium ships around 95,000 sterile prefilled syringes (PFS) on a daily basis 
to more than 3,000 hospitals, and healthcare systems nationwide.

Along with the assurance of PharMEDium’s proven quality, safety and consistent supply, our customers appreciate these service features and benefits:

  • Widest selection of concentrations for effective dosing, minimal waste
. Over 640 unique prefilled syringe service codes. Providing drugs in commonly requested single dosage forms with extended dating can reduce drug waste by 61 percent.(1)
  • Clear labeling. Patented label design to help promote safe drug administration. PharMEDium’s industry-leading labeling is uniquely designed to help reduce the potential for medication errors.(2,3) Easy-to-read TALLman lettering, large pronounced numbers, and unique shapes help differentiate drugs and doses facilitate accurate dispensing and administration. Adopting pre-labeled, ready to use syringes from an FDA Registered 503B Outsourcing Facility like PharMEDium fosters a reduction of drug-related errors (incorrect dilution, vial / ampule misidentification, syringe swap) associated with labeling and preparation. (4)

PharMEDium labeling supports the color differentiation of anesthesia syringe medications as endorsed by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

Labeling Features

  1. TALLman lettering
  2. Unique shapes to differentiate doses in a specific drug family to reduce the potential for drug switch when using multiple drugs or concentrations.
  3. ASTM Standard for color differentiation.
  4. DQSA labeling requirements for 503B registrants.
  5. Expiration date, NDC number, lot number incorporating compounding date in Julian date format (YYDDD) and composite bar code.
  6. Vertical stripe with drug name and dual circumferential drug name to support drug recognition during administration.

Additional benefits of PharMEDium Prefilled Syringes:

  • Syringe bar coding for traceability and efficient scanning with compatible anesthesia carts and automated dispensing cabinets. Embedded RFID tagging also available.
  • Expiration dating established through stability testing.
  • Room temperature storage for most prefilled syringes (PFS).

90% of providers surveyed agreed
that prefilled syringes saved them time in preparing for surgical procedures. (5)


Our Operating Room Work Flow Assessment (WFA) helps drive other meaningful improvements.

As a value added service, an experienced PharMEDium Operating Room Specialist (with GHX Vendormate Credentialing) can assist your Pharmacy leaders with:

  • Medication waste reduction based on confidential audits
  • Tray & drug standardization, and O.R. workflow improvements
  • Medication inventory management & optimization
  • Syringe labeling & medication storage
  • Adherence to USP Chapter <797> and regulatory standards for medication safety
  • Improved communication between Pharmacy & Anesthesia staff

ALL Operating Room SERVICES

  • Adenosine
  • Atropine
  • Buffered Lidocaine
  • Bupivacaine
  • Cefazolin
  • Cisatracurium
  • Dexamethasone
  • Ephedrine
  • Epinephrine
  • Esmolol
  • Fentanyl
  • Glycopyrrolate
  • Hydromorphone
  • Ketamine
  • Labetalol
  • Lidocaine
  • Methohexital
  • Metoprolol
  • Midazolam
  • Morphine
  • Neostigmine
  • Nicardipine
  • Norepinephrine
  • Phenylephrine
  • Propofol
  • Remifentanil
  • Rocuronium
  • Ropivacaine
  • Succinylcholine
  • Vecuronium