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Healthcare Packaging Label News

Articles focus on trends, product news, and processes related to labels for the healthcare packaging industry. This includes plastic film or paper labels, either in rollstock form, or in cut-and-stacked quantities, that are applied to a healthcare product or healthcare package/container(including graphics). Key topics include sleeve technology, security labels, label regulations, and printing and graphics.

FDA’s GE salmon announcement sparks controversy
November 20, 2015 | Feature Article

FDA’s GE Salmon Announcement Sparks Controversy

Agency announces genetically engineered salmon is safe, drawing a CFS lawsuit. Salmon will be regulated under new animal drug provisions. GE products also have labeling implications.
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Butler Automatic: Film splicer
November 19, 2015 | Machine Product Brief

Butler Automatic: Splicer for sleeve films

The SP3HSL series improves line efficiency in shrink-sleeve packaging operations.
FDA takes action on dietary supplements.
November 19, 2015 | News

FDA takes action to protect consumers from potentially dangerous dietary supplements

Joint government agency sweep culminates with announcement of criminal charges against USPlabs. False labeling, misbranding identified as part of the problem.
Serialization timing around the world. Image courtesy of Pharma Logic Solutions, LLC
November 16, 2015 | Feature Article

Serialization: An Expert’s Lessons Learned and Current Trends

Serialization brings many challenges. Considerations, like ensuring labels are readable throughout the supply chain and compartmentalizing line solutions, can be key to success.
PDC International Corp.: Shrink labeler
November 13, 2015 | Machine Product Brief

PDC International Corp.: Shrink labeler

The R-100 applies full-body and tamper-evident sleeves at speeds of 30 to 100 cpm.
IC Optix: Magnifier label
November 9, 2015 | Materials Product Brief

IC Optix: Magnifier label

Label allows consumers to read the small print by incorporating a thin magnifier lens layer into a conventional label construction.
Iwata VPP series
October 28, 2015 | Feature Article

Handling toxic drugs: a simple packaging fix

Broken vials, shattered glass and exposure to toxic contents are every drug handler's nightmare. A relatively simple fix from Iwata improves safety for healthcare workers and others.
Chris Ostein of Iwata Label
September 29, 2015 | News

Handling toxic drugs

Broken vials, shattered glass, and exposure to contents are every drug handler's nightmare. A simple fix from Iwata improves safety for healthcare workers and others.
Cognex Corp.: Inspection systems
September 22, 2015 | Machine Product Brief

Cognex Corp.: Inspection systems

3D vision, barcode reading, and inspection systems ensure the quality of items during manufacture and distribution.
September 12, 2015 | News

Drug labeling required in 5 languages approved by legislature

If signed by the governor, information would have to be provided in Spanish, Tagalog, Chinese, Vietnamese or Korean.


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