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GS1 US has published a guideline that details how to implement GS1 Standards to support the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), and enhance patient safety and security in the pharmaceutical supply chain. (This photo is for illustration purposes only.)
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Guideline delineates how to implement GS1 standards

Document provides intelligence to support pharmaceutical lot-level management and future item-level traceability requirements
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Multi-Conveyor: Rotary tables
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Multi-Conveyor: Rotary tables

A rotary table for pharmaceutical applications adapts to products of varying size and shape.
Could medication adherence gains be achieved as a result of our fondness for smartphones, tablets, wearables, smartwatches, and the like?
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Apps could play role in improved patient adherence

Could medication adherence gains be achieved as a result of our fondness for smartphones, tablets, wearables, smartwatches, and the like?
FDA’s growing global focus faces language barriers
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FDA’s growing global focus faces language barriers

As FDA becomes more globally focused, drug complaints and adverse event reporting pose “cultural” challenges, as do inspections.
PDA developing Technical Report on drug shortages
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PDA developing Technical Report on drug shortages

Parenteral Drug Assn. expects to publish report on the prevention and management of drug shortages by early 2015.
Nolato Medical: Braille printing developed for plastic pharmaceutical packaging
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Nolato Medical: Braille printing developed for plastic pharmaceutical packaging

Nolato Medical Pharma Packaging now has the ability to print Braille directly onto plastic containers.
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Healthcare Packaging Publisher Jim Chrzan.
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FDA continues to stress manufacturing excellence

PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference says global supply chain will require unprecedented cooperation.
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Romaco: Tablet press, strip packaging for pharma products

See them at Pharma Expo, Booth #637! Available in three configurations – one each for the production of mono-layer, bi-layer and core tablets (tab-in-tab) – Romaco’s Kilian KTP 420X Tablet Press features high-speed production, easy format changeovers, and minimal product loss; the Siebler HM 1 Strip Packaging Machine is designed for heat sealing pharmaceutical solids that require protection against humidity, air, and light exposure.
Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
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USP to roll out information chapters on Good Distribution Practices

Five new general chapter standards related to GDP to become official next year, when three new chapters will be proposed.
'Explosive growth' projected for cold chain logistic services
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'Explosive growth' projected for cold chain logistics services

Events in Boston and Frankfurt, Germany to reveal late-breaking developments in temperature-controlled packaging, distribution, and logistics.

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