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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.

Shurtape Technologies: Pressure-sensitive tape
August 19, 2014 | Product Brief

Shurtape Technologies: Pressure-sensitive tape

ShurSeal provides consistent carton seals to prevent damage, theft, and contamination.
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BD Medical: Auto injector
August 8, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

BD Medical: Auto injector

AutoShield Duo with patented dual needle shields enhances convenience and safety for insulin injections.
Comar: Dosing cups
July 28, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Comar: Dosing cups

Easy-to-read AccuCups improve dosing accuracy.
New antacid packaging delivers retail shelf presence
July 25, 2014 | Package Case Study

New antacid packaging delivers retail shelf presence

The Tummy Company works with packaging vendors to deliver a shaped, portable bottle with special closure to provide ReliefOTC.
June 11, 2014 | Product Brief

TCGRx: Overwrap pouch

CompletePac is a convenient, patient-friendly format for medication management at point of discharge.
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.

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