Drug Distribution

Safe, accurate, well-designed and efficient drug distribution systems are critical to safe patient care. CSHP endorses the unit-dose/intravenous admixture system as the drug distribution system of choice in organized healthcare settings in Canada.

CSHP's Position

Drug Distribution: Statement on Unit-Dose & Intravenous Admixture


Unit-dose drug distribution systems for oral and injectable medication delivery provide medications in a ready-to-administer single unit-of-use format. Such systems have been shown to contribute significantly to patient safety.

Key Messages from CSHP

Position Statement

Background Paper

Medication Safety Enhanced by Drug Distribution Campaign – 2008