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Articles by Hallie Forcinio

Protecting the Cold Chain

Makers of temperature-sensitive products constantly seek to ensure proper conditions during shipping and storage.
Aug 2, 2007

Makers of temperature-sensitive products constantly seek to ensure proper conditions during shipping and storage.

Innovations Enable Packaging to Play Many Roles

Drug packaging performs functions such as ensuring patient well-being, providing information, preventing tampering, blocking counterfeiting, and improving compliance. Since 1977, packaging innovations have occurred in four major categories. The author provides an overview of major packaging improvements that have emerged in the past 30 years.
Jul 2, 2007

Drug packaging performs functions such as ensuring patient well-being, providing information, preventing tampering, blocking counterfeiting, and improving compliance. Since 1977, packaging innovations have occurred in four major categories. The author provides an overview of major packaging improvements that have emerged in the past 30 years.

Interphex Showcases Packaging Innovations

Exhibitors' products prevent counterfeiting, provide child resistance, protect product quality, and improve packaging-line efficiency.
Jun 2, 2007

Exhibitors' products prevent counterfeiting, provide child resistance, protect product quality, and improve packaging-line efficiency.

RFID Moves Forward

Many radio frequency identification projects are moving beyond the pilot stage, supported by new hardware and software tools.
Apr 2, 2007

Many radio frequency identification projects are moving beyond the pilot stage, supported by new hardware and software tools.

Packaging Trends

Security, the environment, aging populations, the bio-boom, and cost control are just a few of the drivers that will influence pharmaceutical packaging for the remainder of this decade.
Mar 2, 2007

Security, the environment, aging populations, the bio-boom, and cost control are just a few of the drivers that will influence pharmaceutical packaging for the remainder of this decade.

Catching Leaks on the Fly

As drug sensitivity increases, on-line testing is likely to become more widespread and enable detection of defective blister cards.
Oct 2, 2006

Nondestructive testing takes many forms and is gaining favor because it saves time and prevents costly product loss.

Tagging Tools to Provide E-Pedigree

The pedigree requirement soon will take effect, and members of the pharmaceutical supply chain have little time left to comply.
Sep 2, 2006

A hybrid system using paper and electronic pedigrees will be needed.

Cracking Down on Counterfeiting

Aug 2, 2006

Disappointed in progress thus far, the US Food and Drug Administration wants pharmaceutical manufacturers to make a greater effort to combat counterfeit products and recommends that they "move quickly" to implement radio-frequency identification technology.

Interphex Focuses on Counterfeit Prevention

Interphex provided an opportunity to examine the latest pharmaceutical packaging concepts and packaging machines.
Jun 2, 2006

Interphex provided an opportunity to examine the latest pharmaceutical packaging concepts and packaging machines.

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