IVRS/IVR system provides a way to control the management of CTM inventory and is a valuable tool for dispensing medication and maintaining stock at site.
In an IVRS/ IVR System, medication procedure is based on pack numbers where all medication pack has a unique identification number. Any pack can be assigned to any subject in a same treatment group. At the place of tracking whole medication supply of a particular subject, applications use medication packets of a treatment for complete dispensing interval so that a complete dispensing unit can be allocated to other subject in the same treatment group. This approach will reduce the wastage of medication that usually occurs when a subject withdraws from the study. IVR/IVRS keeps tracing of following for Clinical trial Inventory management-
- Storage Management
- Monitoring of Expiry Dates
- Label Tracking
- Return of Study Products
Dispensing Medication and maintaining stock at site with the help of IVR system follows a cycle of three components. The cycle swivels between three major factors i.e. clinical trial database, Drug inventory and the study site.