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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.

U.S. pharmaceutical firm orders auto injector production. Shown here is the fully automated insertion of a spring into a plastic auto injector component.
July 23, 2014 | Feature Article

U.S. pharmaceutical firm orders auto injector production

Consisting of 14 plastic components and three metal parts, the auto injectors are used for the treatment of moderate to severe active psoriasis arthritis.
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Smart Vision Lights: LED lights
July 21, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

Smart Vision Lights: LED lights

The TL305 On- and Off-Axis Light reduces hot spots and glare in pharmaceutical blister pack inspections.
IMA Pharma: Tube filler
July 18, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

IMA Pharma: Tube filler

The CS Linear tube-filling machine fills up to 100 tubes/min.
Elpro: Logistics software
July 17, 2014 | Controls Product Brief

Elpro: Logistics software

liberoManager improves pharmaceutical logistics processes.
GSK voluntarily recalls Panadol Advance bottles in Puerto Rico
July 16, 2014 | News

GSK voluntarily recalls Panadol Advance bottles in Puerto Rico

Acetaminophen-containing packages said to fail to meet child-resistant closure requirement.
Counterfeit Resport says Alibaba U.S. IPO ‘has some shady baggage’
July 15, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Counterfeit Report says Alibaba U.S. IPO ‘has some shady baggage’

Report asks if U.S. investors will fund the global proliferation of counterfeit goods?
Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
July 9, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Congress should have mandated randomization

Congress should have mandated randomization of drug serial numbers, but they did not, so it is up to each manufacturer to recognize the importance it would bring to the protection of their brands and of the supply chain.
Cold Chain Technologies: Insulated containers
July 9, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Cold Chain Technologies: Insulated containers

KoolTemp GTS Carry Packs allow patients to safely transport temperature-sensitive drug therapies.
BellatRx: Electronic counter
July 7, 2014 | Machine Product Brief

BellatRx: Electronic counter

Rx-12 is a high-speed counter for solid-dose pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products.
Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
July 7, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Suitability for use—the basis for plastic packaging standards

Trends such as the increased use of biologic and parenteral drugs in patient care and the expanded use of plastic packaging systems to hold and administer drug products are prompting manufacturers to understand the potential for plastic packaging systems to interact and impact product quality and safety.

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