GF-200P pharmacy scale offers the same reliability as the GF-200
lab balance with additional embedded software conforming to US National
Conference on Weighing & Measurement requirements for Class II balances
- certified for both Weighing and Pill Counting for prescription filling.
A&D offers an extensive line of pharmacy weighing solutions which comply
with most Federal, State and local USP Regulations.
The GF-P pharmacy balance can increase pharmacy efficiency and patient safety
in the smallest to the largest pharmacies assisting with processing prescriptions
by counting, weighing or compounding. Pharmacy employees can process compounds
efficiently and accurately by enabling the pharmacist to quickly re-zero after
the addition of each ingredient in a compound. A digital pharmacy scale
virtually ensures that the pharmacist adds the correct amount of each item. The GF200P DOES NOT come with any software to connect to the National Drug Code (NDC) database.
The corner pharmacy knows they cannot be all things for all people and typically
dont have the expertise or capital to go head-to-head with the giant retailers
who excel in large scale merchandising and managing. To stay competitive
and to differentiate from the big store pharmacy chains many independent pharmacies
focus on the art and science of compounding. Specialty compounding prescriptions
allow people to work with their doctors to devise ways to make taking medicine
less of a problem.
The following 2 models of prescription counting scales offer varying weighing
capability and readability uniquely designed to cover a broad range of pill
GF-200P 210g x 0.001g (NTEP
Class II e=0.01g d=0.001g)
GF-300P 310g x 0.001g (NTEP
Class II e=0.01g d=0.001g)
minimum unit mass for Counting mode is 3e
For those pharmacist not interested in the pill counting feature and solely interested in compounding prescription medications we recommend you take a look at the Sartorius GD503 and Mettler-Toledo JL1503-CA03 Balance or Mettler Toledo JS703-C/A before you make your final decision. Sartorius GD503 (100g x 0.0001g - yes 4 decimal places) and Mettler JS703C/A (140g x 0.001g) all feature an all glass 3 door glass draftshield, while the A&D GF-200P has the all plastic draftshield. The plastic draftshield can hold greater static electricity over glass, which could lead to erroneous weighing results. Another issue, is the A&D GF-200P's plastic draftshield is only 3.6" high from the weighing platform to the top of the removable cover, and yes the A&D can only be entered from lifting off the top verses the other 3 balances (GD503, JL1503-CA03 and JS703C/A) offer greater draftshield height and you can enter from the two sides or top. Now A&D does offer a replacement for their low cost plastic draftshield which is the optional GX-10 Glass Breeze Break, but this is an additional $275.00.
Finally the Sartorius GD503 come standard with the calibration mass and the Mettler Toledo JB703-C/A-F has internal motorized calibration, while on the GF-200P you guessed it - the external calibration is an additional expense since it is an option with the A&D. The A&D GF-200P is a popular digital balance for the pharmacy compounder, but we provide this information since we receive so many phone calls asking the benefits of one prescription compounding balance over the next that we hope this information helps in your buying decision. As always if you have additional questions give us a call and we will gladly help you.
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AND GF-200P Legal For Trade Precision Toploading Pharmacy Balance
GF-200P Pharmacy Balance
A&D GF200P has been discontinued and no longer manufactured by A&D Weighing. Some of the alternative models to consider would be the AND FX200iN or OHAUS Adventurer AX223N/E LFT Class II Approved Balances.
(optional cal mass for external only)
requires the purchase of one of the masses listed above for the specific
model. The GF Series like many of the other A&D balances
offers the ability to select different masses that best meets your weighing
application for calibration. To learn more about the selectable
calibration setting click here. We also offer a large selection
x 317(D) x 86(H)
(AC Adapter )
120, 220, 240 VAC (AC adapter) 50/60 Hz All balances
shipped with 120V AC Adapter. Other voltages add $25.00
Specifications subject to change without notice
Emptor - Balance requirements vary from state to state. The requirements
are dictated with each state's pharmacy law and regulations. Determining
the requirements involves perusing each state's pharmacy law and regulations
to determine the requirements. Precision Weighing Balances suggests
contacting the agency that authorizes your pharmacy license for approval
of this balance prior to making the purchase. Although this balances
is approved on a national level as a pharmacy balance, state and local
agency may supersede with their own regulations. It
is the purchaser's responsible to verify using the above balance is in compliance
with your pharmacy license requirements.
In the video above we show the difference between the A&D FX-300iN which is NTEP Approved and Legal for Trade and the A&D FX-300i which is NON-NTEP (you don't want to buy the FX-300i). If you are a pharmacists needing to meet the requirements for maintaining your pharmacy license the A&D FX-300iN complies for making weight measurements on a Class II prescription balance. Pharmacies are required by law in many states to have pharmacy prescription scale in their facility even if they are not compounding. The FX300iN meets definition of a Class "A" prescription scale meeting the weighing sensitivity requirement of 6 milligram or 0.01 grains. Oregon marijuana dispensary are required to have in their retail stores a legal for trade scale with a verification scale division of "e"=0.01g and again the FX-300iN meets these regulations.
Handbook 44 for 2006 <http://ts.nist.gov/ts/htdocs/230/235/h44-06.htm>,
in section 2.20 UR.3.1 Use Requirements Table 8 on page 2-39 states
for class II scales with scale divisions from .001g to .05g inclusive
the recommended minimum load is 20d