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MWV's Lee Miller describes the Shellpak Renew system at The Automation Forum 2014.
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Adherence pack 2.0 now reaching Walmart stores

As baby boomers continue to age and adherence packaging becomes more important than ever, one clever company built a 134-axis servo-driven system to crank out lots and lots of blister-style adherence packs.
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The CPSC was brought up recently when Senator Charles Schumer of NY said that FDA and CPSC should use “flow restrictors” on children’s medicines to help prevent an estimated 10,000 annual emergency room visits.
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Healthcare Packaging goes to Washington: Part IV of a four-part series

A healthcare perspective on the Consumer Products Safety Commission from Bethesda, MD.
From left to right, Zachary Brousseau and Matthew A. Clark of the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society speak with Jim Butschli, Healthcare Packaging Editor.
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Healthcare Packaging goes to Washington: Part III of a four-part series

An update on the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society in Rockville, MD.
Industry report: Global traceability and serialization in pharma
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Industry report: Global traceability and serialization in pharma

Report presents the results of the latest Pharmaceutical Serialization & Traceability 2014 Survey.
Visionscan will help Pfizer, one of the world's leading biopharmaceutical companies, reduce inspection costs and drive up accuracy levels as compared to traditional test methods.
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Pfizer selects Visionscan as its global packaging inspection standard for blister packs

Nondestructive inspection devices trial successfully across multiple product materials, and from production sites worldwide.
WuXi PharmaTech aims to use covert security platform to address global counterfeiting.
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Invisible, edible barcodes for medications

WuXi PharmaTech aims to use covert security platform to address global counterfeiting.
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Schreiner MediPharm: Detachable single-wrap labels reduce errors

Designed for labeling small containers used for single-dose parenteral syringe applications such as ampoules and vials, the Pharma-Comb Single Wrap (SW) label from Schreiner MediPharm provides a reliable, simple syringe dispensing and administration process through a combination of elements that enhance instructional clarity.
ISPE announces Drug Shortages Prevention Plan that aims to guide the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry in establishing reliable, robust, and resilient supply chains that provide quality medicines to patients without interruption.
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ISPE announces Drug Shortages Prevention Plan

Plan aims to guide the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry in establishing reliable, robust, and resilient supply chains that provide quality medicines to patients without interruption.
Visual inspection of insulin vials at the Brazilian site in Montes Claros, Novo Nordisk. Source: Novo Nordisk.
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Novo Nordisk Brazil site implements software program

Company uses newest PAS-X version at one of their largest sites for 18 production lines and two lines for packaging.
By establishing an Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, FDA hopes to spur pharmaceutical manufacturers to address batch process, packaging, and other problems impacting the supply chain.
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FDA wants pharma to move from compliance to quality

By establishing an Office of Pharmaceutical Quality, FDA hopes to spur pharmaceutical manufacturers to address batch process, packaging, and other problems impacting the supply chain.

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