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New industry resource guides healthcare suppliers and providers in using GS1 standards in the context of recent regulation.
April 17, 2014 | News

GS1 Healthcare US releases implementation guideline for using GS1 standards to address FDA Unique Device Identification

New industry resource guides healthcare suppliers and providers in using GS1 standards in the context of recent regulation.
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Aesica, the global pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), has introduced serialization services and initiated commercial production of two anti-allergy product lines for the Chinese market at its Pianezza, Italy site, for a global, multinational client.
April 17, 2014 | News

Aesica’s serialization services serve Chinese market

Its Italian finished dose manufacturing and packaging site’s anti-allergy packaging lines actively monitor the integrity and authenticity of products.
Schreiner MediPharm: Anti-counterfeiting label and cap
April 17, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Schreiner MediPharm: Anti-counterfeiting label and cap

Flexi-Cap’s label and cap combination protects vials and bottles from counterfeiting.
HopeGel is shelf stable and packaged in a convenient stand-up pouch supplied by Glenroy, Inc.
April 16, 2014 | Package Case Study

HopeGel delivers nourishment to starving children in Haiti

Shelf stable stand-up pouch offers portability and convenience; donations accepted to help save children’s lives.
Rondo-Pak: Digital watermarking
April 15, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Rondo-Pak: Digital watermarking

Imperceptible digital watermarking for folding cartons expands product information and offers brand protection.
Healthcare packaging seminar May 6-7, 2014 to address challenges faced in China, including medical package design, validation, and regulatory issues.
April 15, 2014 | News

First LifePack Forum slated for Suzhou, China

Healthcare packaging seminar May 6-7, 2014 to address challenges faced in China, including medical package design, validation, and regulatory issues.
By establishing an Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, FDA hopes to spur pharmaceutical manufacturers to address batch process, packaging, and other problems impacting the supply chain.
April 11, 2014 | Feature Article

FDA wants pharma to move from compliance to quality

By establishing an Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, FDA hopes to spur pharmaceutical manufacturers to address batch process, packaging, and other problems impacting the supply chain.
Package of the year:  Noven Therapeutics Brisdelle is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated with menopause. The Brisdelle compliance design features calendarized dosing for 30 days of therapy, with a designated area for the patient to note the starting date of the therapy.
April 10, 2014 | Feature Article

Noven Therapeutics earns HCPC’s 2013 Compliance Package of the Year

Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council names top packs during RxAdherence 2014.
Thin Film Electronics: Temperature indicators
April 8, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Thin Film Electronics: Temperature indicators

Printed electronic temperature indicators are used in distribution, storage, and management of sensitive medical products.
Patient adherence and product/package design: Photo provided by CBX and sourced from the Sept. 19, 2008 online article, “A spoonful of sugar really does help the medicine go down, say scientists,” in dailymail.com.uk. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1058406/A-spoonful-sugar-really-DOES-help-medicine-say-scientists.html
April 4, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Approaching patient adherence challenges through a consumer lens

Brand agency author suggests putting the patient at the center of pharmaceutical product/package design rather than the condition.

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