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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.

Independent community pharmacies are increasingly providing services to support patient compliance according to the National Community Pharmacists Association’s (NCPA) 2014 Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health.
October 31, 2014 | News

Community pharmacists promoting medication adherence

Pharmacists send text reminders, phone calls, interact with physicians, and also provide patients with generic drug savings.
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October 28, 2014 | News

A wearable device that tracks medication adherence

Amiko automatically collects data about usage, helping patients stay on track with their meds, providing instant feedback and eliminating errors in taking medication.
Schreiner ProSecure: Security seals
October 28, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Schreiner ProSecure: Security seals

Quality seals protect Leica Geosystems’ original accessories against counterfeiting.
Sirane: Transportation bags
October 21, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Sirane: Transportation bags

95 kPa specimen transportation bags reduce the risks associated with packaging failure.
Romaco and Ecobliss: Child-resistant carton box
October 6, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Romaco and Ecobliss: Child-resistant carton box

The Promatic P 91S manufactures Locked4Kids, a child-resistant carton box for pharmaceuticals.
Could medication adherence gains be achieved as a result of our fondness for smartphones, tablets, wearables, smartwatches, and the like?
September 15, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Apps could play role in improved patient adherence

Could medication adherence gains be achieved as a result of our fondness for smartphones, tablets, wearables, smartwatches, and the like?
September 3, 2014 | News

Report: 19 million Americans abuse prescription drugs

Novus Medical Detox believes that more education is needed. Can packaging play a role in reducing prescription drug abuse?
Cartons part of Nu-Life Nutritionals’ future plans
September 2, 2014 | Package Case Study

Cartons part of Nu-Life Nutritionals’ future plans

Not only do cartons provide shelf presence and add security, but they also deliver an anticipation of ‘what’s inside.’
Mold-Rite Plastics: Closures
August 29, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Mold-Rite Plastics: Closures

EZ-Safe and EZ-Grip closures feature ergonomic ribs for a user-friendly consumer experience.
Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
August 27, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Packaging leads to CPSC action

Commission says some Dr. Reddy’s packaging failed to meet ‘special packaging’ that is resistant to children but openable by adults.


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