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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.

Cold Chain Concerns

Apr 2, 2005

RFID and battery-powered containers are among the developments receiving attention in the pharmaceutical cold chain.

Can Inserts Be Improved?

Oct 2, 2004

Stakeholders consider ways to improve printed patient inserts.

Particulate-Free Pallets

Sep 2, 2004

Particulate generation and durability concerns are encouraging pharmaceutical manufacturers to seek alternatives to wood pallets.

Interphex Delivers Packaging Solutions

Aug 2, 2004

This month's column highlights some of the latest innovations in packaging seen at this year's Interphex conference.

Research Tips To Find Packaging Facts Fast

Jun 2, 2004

Comprehensive Web sites, journals, and other sources help pharmaceutical makers find packaging-related data quickly and easily.

Prepare for Bar Coding

May 2, 2004

Drug makers and their suppliers will need good planning and organization to meet the new bar coding requirements for drug products used in hospitals.


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