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Respondents address the issue in an exclusive Packworld.com survey. A Packworld.com survey completed in January asked respondents to identify the most important among five healthcare packaging-related issues for their company in the next year or two; 37% of packagers cited validation. Counterfeiting and good manufacturing practices (GMPs) each received 17% of the "vote," followed by FDA regulations at 12%, and outsourcing at 7%. Among the 10% who selected "other," the most frequently mentioned topics were package innovation, and offshore regulations. Here's a sampling of some of the responses regarding validation:


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