New! Healthcare Packaging now for iPad & iPhone

See how Healthcare Packaging's new apps have been enhanced for iPad, iPhone, and Android! See video »

Safety Issues for Healthcare Packaging

Learn the latest issues and trends in safety for the healthcare packaging industry. Articles focus on safety devices, closures, dispensing and storage systems, and packaging defects and recalls.

June 11, 2014 | Product Brief

TCGRx: Overwrap pouch

CompletePac is a convenient, patient-friendly format for medication management at point of discharge.
E-BOOK SPECIAL REPORT
25 Best Healthcare Package Designs
Sign up to receive timely updates from our editors and download this e-book of our editors’ selections for most innovative healthcare package designs of the past year.
UK-based Child Safe Packaging Group notes that by 2015, the need for child-resistant packs will increase, and more package testing may be required.
June 6, 2014 | News

Forthcoming CLP regs expected to increase need for child-resistant packaging

UK-based Child Safe Packaging Group notes that by 2015, the need for child-resistant packs will increase, and more package testing may be required.
Serialization system
May 27, 2014 | Video

Serialization system

Just 1.95 m in length, this Mettler Toledo serialization system for the pharmaceutical industry prints unique carton codes, verifies codes, does TE labeling, and checkweighs at up to 400 pieces/min.
Almac line at the Audubon, PA, facility.
May 19, 2014 | News

Almac conference tackles drug compliance, counterfeiting

Reporting from Almac’s May 16 event in Audubon, PA, “Compliance & Counterfeiting—Ensuring your drug product reaches the patient.”
The CPSC was brought up recently when Senator Charles Schumer of NY said that FDA and CPSC should use “flow restrictors” on children’s medicines to help prevent an estimated 10,000 annual emergency room visits.
May 15, 2014 | News

Healthcare Packaging goes to Washington: Part IV of a four-part series

A healthcare perspective on the Consumer Products Safety Commission from Bethesda, MD.
WuXi PharmaTech aims to use covert security platform to address global counterfeiting.
May 7, 2014 | News

Invisible, edible barcodes for medications

WuXi PharmaTech aims to use covert security platform to address global counterfeiting.
Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
April 29, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Packaging and opioid abuse

Make sure FDA knows how your packaging addresses opioid abuse.
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.
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.
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.

Pages

Subscribe to Safety
Newsletters
Don’t miss intelligence crucial to your job and business!
Click on any newsletter to view a sample. Enter your email address below to sign up!

GENERAL INTEREST

Breaking packaging news

Pertinent packaging issues

Workforce Development

PACKAGE DESIGN/ DEVELOPMENT

Sustainable packaging

Package design strategies

HEALTHCARE

PACKAGING MACHINERY

Keith Campbell speaks out!

New packaging machines

PACK EXPO

FROM SISTER PUBLICATION AUTOMATION WORLD

Industry Trends & Applications

Each newsletter ranges in frequency from once per month to a few times per month at most.