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Articles by Hallie Forcinio

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.

Special Packaging Delivers Inhaled Insulin

May 2, 2006

Bringing Exubera to market requires extensive collaboration by Pfizer, Nektar Therapeutics, West Pharmaceutical Services Tech Group, and Bespak.

Maintaining the Cold Chain

Mar 2, 2006

PDA's Technical Report No. 39 provides guidance for protecting temperature-sensitive products.

Packaging Improves Compliance

A decade of awards shows there's no lack of good ideas for compliance packaging.
Oct 2, 2005

Although patient compliance problems have been receiving attention for at least a decade, many medications are still dispensed in bottles that contain a supply intended to last days or weeks and require considerable effort on the part of the patient or caregiver to keep track of the dosing schedule. As a result, when it comes to consistently taking the right dose at the right time for the duration of a prescription, many consumers don't do a very good job.

Pilots and Partnerships Move RFID Forward

Sep 2, 2005

Cephalon partners with hardware and software providers to test item-level tagging.

Identifying Marks Hallie Forcinio

Advances in marking, coding, and inspection technology have led to new anticounterfeiting tools for drug makers trying to protect products that are in pill form
Aug 2, 2005

Solid dosage form manufacturers have long relied on shape and color as well as on-pill imprints of logos, product names, or numbers for product identification. But in these days of heightened counterfeiting concerns, the industry has a growing interest in adding more difficult-to-duplicate features to the pool of existing product identification techniques. Added security is particularly important on high-profile or high-cost drugs, as well as on pharmaceutical products supplied in bulk for repackaging.

New Systems for Counterfeit Protection and Quality Control

Counterfeiting prevention has joined quality control as a top concern for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Both issues received a high level of attention at the recent Interphex and Interpack trade exhibitions.
Jun 2, 2005

Most experts recommend layering protective technologies by selecting a combination of overt and covert techniques.

Bar Coding Deadline Looms

May 2, 2005

The unit-dose bar coding rule requires integrating many aspects of packaging design and control.

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