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Technical printing techniques benefit Advil's carton

For its new fast-acting Advil® Film Coated Tablets, Pfizer Consumer Healthcare enlisted Clondalkin Pharma & Healthcare, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, to produce premium packaging that employs technical printing techniques.
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Tabletop discussions provided a launching point for healthcare and pharmaceutical professionals to discuss issues and trends at the Cool Chain Europe event, held Jan. 27-29, 2014 in Luxembourg.
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Cold Chain Europe: Quality, cost, communication, and compliance

More than 400 pharmaceutical and healthcare cool chain and controlled room temperature logistics professionals come together in Luxembourg to share best practices.
Luxexpo exposition center in Luxembourg hosted Cool Chain Europe 2014.
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Live from Cool Chain Europe: Champagne toast for Cool Chain Excellence Award winners

Awards recognize outstanding contributions in temperature control logistics and Quality Assurance in the pharmaceutical cold-chain industry.
At a well-attended tabletop discussion on day one of the Cool Chain & Controlled Room Temperature Logistics Europe conference in Luxembourg, Laurent Foetisch, Managing Director of Supply Chain Operations SA, shepherded participants through “The ‘Ten Commandments’ for Successful Supply of Temperature-Sensitive Products,” developed by Cold Chain IQ and Kaoutar Sahli Lenstra, Senior Cold Chain and Specialties Analyst for Pfizer and a member of the Industry Advisory Board for this year’s event.
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Live from Cool Chain Europe: The 10 Commandments of temperature-sensitive product supply

Brought down from the mountaintop of experience handling temperature-sensitive products, these 10 commandments summarize best practices in cold-chain logistics.
RAPS launches 2014 global regulatory survey.
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RAPS launches 2014 global regulatory survey

Survey asks regulatory pros about their jobs, backgrounds, and compensation. Results will be available in June.
Cool Chain attendees view the ambient storage area in Luxair Cargo’s new Pharma & Healthcare Hub. The facility can accommodate 1,270 Euro pallets of 15°C to 25°C product.
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Live from Cool Chain Europe: Pharma freight requires specialized cargo center

A new Pharma & Healthcare Hub at Luxembourg’s Findel airport is on track to handle 30,000 tons of ambient and cold-chain temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products in 2014.
Dr. Michael Drues, Vascular Sciences
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Printing medical devices at home is just the beginning: Part II

Is it time for a new business model for medical devices? And where does packaging fit into advanced 3D printing technology?
This is a purchased photo of a drug strip made by Ranbaxy and used solely for illustrative purposes.
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FDA prohibits Ranbaxy's Toansa, India facility from producing and distributing drugs for the U.S. market

The facility is now subject to certain terms of a consent decree of permanent injunction entered against Ranbaxy in Jan. 2012.
Senator Charles Schumer calls for safer packaging for children’s medicine bottles in effort to help prevent emergency room visits.
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Could 'flow restrictors' help reduce medication overdoses?

Senator Charles Schumer calls for safer packaging for children’s medicine bottles in effort to help prevent emergency room visits.
A return to innovation:  A holistic approach to sorbent selection
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A return to innovation: A holistic approach to sorbent selection

For in vitro diagnostic manufacturers, optimized traditional and intelligent sorbents, formulated with the assistance of pseudo-empirical modeling, play a critical role in maintaining the device’s integrity throughout its shelf life.

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