Packaging, Labeling, and Distribution Systems

Aug 02, 2004
Pharmaceutical Technology
This month's column highlights some of the latest innovations in packaging seen at this year's Interphex conference.
Jun 02, 2004
Pharmaceutical Technology
Comprehensive Web sites, journals, and other sources help pharmaceutical makers find packaging-related data quickly and easily.
Jun 01, 2004
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
The content and quality of information supplied with drug products are among the most specifically defined areas associated with the products for sale. For patient or drug user, the information is presented in patient information leaflets (PILs) placed in the package. The readability testing of PILs is an important stage in the process of making the texts contained in the summary of product characteristics comprehensible to users, as this article discusses.
May 02, 2004
Pharmaceutical Technology
Drug makers and their suppliers will need good planning and organization to meet the new bar coding requirements for drug products used in hospitals.
Mar 02, 2004
Pharmaceutical Technology
Protecting a product from temperature abuse is gaining importance as regulators seek proof of product stability throughout the distribution process.
Jan 02, 2004
Pharmaceutical Technology
With new features such as servo-controlled operations and modularity, today's packaging machines offer enhanced flexibility, increased uptime, and reduced product waste.
Jan 01, 2004
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
Based on a German initiative, an international standard on quality management systems for the primary packaging materials of medicinal products is discussed in this article. This new directive will help to standardize the production of primary packaging materials by defining global requirements.
Oct 02, 2003
Pharmaceutical Technology
The process of designing a new drug package must follow specific steps to ensure low costs and rapid market approval.
Sep 02, 2003
Pharmaceutical Technology
New blister packaging offers patient compliance aids, child-resistant mechanisms, and space to include brand information.
Sep 01, 2003
Pharmaceutical Technology Europe
There can be little argument that packaging is at the forefront of the fight against counterfeit drugs, which currently costs the industry between 6-10% of the value of pharmaceutical sales. According to IMS Health, the figure is approximately $22 billion from global pharmaceutical sales of $364 billion. To set this in context, counterfeiting of all goods costs $200-400 billion annually, claims the Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group. According to the the US Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, it can take an average of $250 million and 10 years to legally develop and market a drug, but it is possible for a counterfeiter to 'reproduce' a product within a couple of months for as little as $250000.
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