In a joint project with packaging manufacturer Edelmann, Schreiner MediPharm, a Germany-based global provider of specialty pharmaceutical labeling products, has developed together a sophisticated label with a total of 10 detachable parts.
The detachable label makes key product information accessible on the exterior of folding cartons. This eliminates the need for pharmacists or consumers to first open a package before obtaining detailed product information, and it meets the related requirements of the EU Falsified Medicines Directive 2011/62/EU.
The label is functionally designed for easy documentation and tracking of medications.
Schreiner MediPharm initially created the new label for analgesic (pain reliever medication) administration. Proper pain relief treatment—as with any dosed regimen—depends upon clearly labeled medicines and comprehensive documenting of their administration.
For a highly effective analgesic housed in small plastic containers and drawn using a pipette, a pharmaceutical customer needed a label with a large number of detachable parts. The resulting label consists of a two-layered construction offering sufficient space for product information and 10 consecutively numbered label parts. Each detachable part contains fields where the date and administered dosage can be entered by hand.
The label, which is wrapped around a container, can be easily opened and resealed by users. Convenient starter tabs simplify the handling of both layers, and also make for simple detachment of label parts—even when wearing gloves—allowing healthcare providers an easy means of placing individual adhesive labels in patient records.