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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.

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.

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