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2012 Top articles

Introduction

A review of our top articles from 2012 reveals:

1. R.I.P. for RFID?: The global market for RFID technologies is more than $6 billion a year—but healthcare comprises only a small percentage of that number. Here’s a look at RFID’s role in the healthcare packaging sector.

2. Cold chain outsourcing growth anticipated in Asia, Latin America: Bayer Healthcare project manager discusses emerging markets for pharmaceutical logistics and distribution outsourcing.

3. Allegra trial pack delivers multiple packaging 'firsts': Sanofi US’s Chattem consumer healthcare division launches “A”-shaped package for Allegra allergy medication.

4. Report: 'Big pharma' embraces biologics: GBI Research says fast-evolving biopharmaceuticals will challenge synthetic market dominance in the global market for APIs.

5. Contract manufacturer provides prefilled syringe perspective: In this Q&A, Shawn Kinney, PhD, president of Hyaluron Contract Manufacturing, discusses developments in this growing market, and the company's approaches to prefilled syringe filling.

6. Pharmacy role continues to evolve and expand: Medical treatment advances, competitive forces, packaging, and consumer interaction spark change in the role of the pharmacy.

7. Needlestick experts to join Safe in Common for online event: Multimedia exploration will share insights into the past, present, and future of needlestick safety.

8. Medicine-On-Time links consumers to simplified Rx packaging: SortMyMeds.com aims to provide a consumer-driven approach to adherence and increase revenue for community pharmacists.

9. Will California’s e-pedigree compliance dates slip again?: This and other serialization questions continue to circulate. Consultant Dirk Rodgers offers perspectives…

10. Mold-Rite Plastics acquires Weatherchem Corporation: Highly complementary acquisition that expands the company’s product lines, manufacturing capabilities and geographic reach

11. Europe shows the way to pharmaceutical serialization: Through government regulations and/or standards organizations, Europe is out in front when it comes to serialization in pharmaceutical and medical device packaging applications.

12. Perspectives on RFID in pharmaceuticals: RFID is a tool that can benefit pharmaceutical manufacturers from clinical trials through to the commercial supply chain.

13. Schreiner MediPharm wins award for anti-counterfeiting label: Labels developed with and for SciClone Pharmaceuticals, a US-based, China-focused specialty pharmaceutical company.

 
 
 

 

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