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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.

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.
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Douglas Machine Inc.: Pharmaceutical case packer
April 16, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Douglas Machine Inc.: Pharmaceutical case packer

TriVex RLi transforms pharmaceutical case packing lines from a manual to a fully automated operation.
Visual inspection of insulin vials at the Brazilian site in Montes Claros, Novo Nordisk. Source: Novo Nordisk.
April 15, 2014 | Controls Case Study

Novo Nordisk Brazil site implements software program

Company uses newest PAS-X version at one of their largest sites for 18 production lines and two lines for packaging.
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.
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.
Vetter: Clinical syringe packages
April 11, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Vetter: Clinical syringe packages

Clinical syringe packages may cut time to market and increase clinical trial appeal.
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.
Romaco: Tablet presses
April 10, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Romaco: Tablet presses

Single and multilayer pharmaceutical tablet presses handle a wide range of research and development needs.
Bosch: Automated inspection machines
April 9, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Bosch: Automated inspection machines

The modular AIM 8 series inspects up to 600 liquid parenteral containers/min.
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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