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Pharmaceutical Packaging News

Articles cover news, processes and machinery associated with pharmaceutical packaging. Pharmaceuticals packaging refers to prescription only medicines (POM) and non-prescription RX drugs. Key topics include package design, shipping, security, government regulations. Also includes informative videos, columns from pharmaceutical packaging experts and White Papers.

GS1 US has published a guideline that details how to implement GS1 Standards to support the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), and enhance patient safety and security in the pharmaceutical supply chain. (This photo is for illustration purposes only.)
September 17, 2014 | News

Guideline delineates how to implement GS1 standards

Document provides intelligence to support pharmaceutical lot-level management and future item-level traceability requirements
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Multi-Conveyor: Rotary tables
September 16, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Multi-Conveyor: Rotary tables

A rotary table for pharmaceutical applications adapts to products of varying size and shape.
Could medication adherence gains be achieved as a result of our fondness for smartphones, tablets, wearables, smartwatches, and the like?
September 15, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Apps could play role in improved patient adherence

Could medication adherence gains be achieved as a result of our fondness for smartphones, tablets, wearables, smartwatches, and the like?
Nolato Medical Pharma Packaging: Braille printing
September 15, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Nolato Medical Pharma Packaging: Braille printing

New braille printing is available for plastic pharmaceutical packaging.
FDA’s growing global focus faces language barriers
September 11, 2014 | Column/Opinion

FDA’s growing global focus faces language barriers

As FDA becomes more globally focused, drug complaints and adverse event reporting pose “cultural” challenges, as do inspections.
PDA developing Technical Report on drug shortages
September 10, 2014 | News

PDA developing Technical Report on drug shortages

Parenteral Drug Assn. expects to publish report on the prevention and management of drug shortages by early 2015.
IMA Pharma: Tablet counter
September 10, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

IMA Pharma: Tablet counter

Swiftpack SP 2-8 offers a compact design and quick-changeover components.
Healthcare Packaging Publisher Jim Chrzan.
September 9, 2014 | News

FDA continues to stress manufacturing excellence

PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference says global supply chain will require unprecedented cooperation.
ROC IT Solutions: Serialization software
September 9, 2014 | Product Brief

ROC IT Solutions: Serialization software

A Print, Apply, and Verify module offers low-cost serialization and fast implementation in pharmaceutical packing operations.
Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
September 8, 2014 | Column/Opinion

USP to roll out information chapters on Good Distribution Practices

Five new general chapter standards related to GDP to become official next year, when three new chapters will be proposed.

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