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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.

February 25, 2015 | News

New antibacterial drug helps patients with limited treatment options

The FDA's approval of Avycaz comes with a warning that it should be used only in extreme situations
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February 23, 2015 | Feature Article

Novartis benefits from flexible pharmaceutical filling line

Filling and packaging line in Cairo, Egypt accommodates different products and packaging formats.
West Pharmaceutical Services: Vial seals
February 18, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

West Pharmaceutical Services: Vial seals

Sterile, ready-to-use drug vial seals help pharmaceutical manufacturers ensure drug safety.
February 18, 2015 | News

FDA issues guidance for repackaging

Repackaging of certain human drug products by pharmacies and outsourcing facilities contains nonbinding recommendations.
OEE on the docket at Pack Expo East
February 18, 2015 | News

Automated data collection to boost packaging line OEE

The topic of equipment effectiveness through root cause analysis takes center stage at Pack Expo East.
Identification of pharmaceuticals. Image supplied by GS1.
February 17, 2015 | News

Unither Pharmaceuticals shares serialization experiences

Regardless of EU requirements, aggregation could be the most accurate way to succeed with a serialization project.
FDA issues new draft documents related to compounding of human drugs

February 13, 2015 | News

FDA issues new draft documents related to compounding of human drugs


Documents include draft guidances on outsourcing facility registration; outsourcing facility adverse event reporting; drug repackaging; mixing, diluting, and repackaging biological products; and a draft Memorandum of Understanding with the states.
INBOUND CARTONS. As cartons visible in the lower right corner are conveyed into a case packer, a camera reads all 100 unique car
February 13, 2015 | Controls Case Study

Serialization to meet Turkey’s requirements

A massive serialization project is completed in an impossibly tight timeframe by taking a modular approach across 24 packaging lines and by assembling a tight-knit team.
Training, clear directions could make world of difference for injectables.
February 12, 2015 | News

LIVE FROM PHARMAPACK: Training, clear directions could make world of difference for injectables

Healthcare professionals need to know both how to use the device, as well as be able to explain it well to the patient.
Panelists talk during one of the panel educational sessions at Pharmapack Europe.
February 12, 2015 | News

LIVE FROM PHARMAPACK: What will new European regulations for medical devices mean for the industry?

As a result of all the uncertainty, medical device manufacturers are left in a bit of a predicament.

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