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An update on the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention in Rockville, MD. In this photo, Theresa Laranang-Mutlu (far left) and Dr. Desmond Hunt (far right) of the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention talk with Healthcare Packaging Editor Jim Butschli.
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Healthcare Packaging goes to Washington: Part II of a four-part series

An update on the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention in Rockville, MD.
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Parenteral Drug Assn. President Richard Johnson
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Healthcare Packaging goes to Washington: Part I of a four-part series

An update on the Parenteral Drug Assn. from President Richard M. Johnson in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Michael Drues, Vascular Sciences
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Welcome to the world of therapeutic foods

What do you think of when you think of food? Holiday meals with family? Things that taste good? A post-workout treat? What else could food be used for?
Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
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RxTrace: Is your drug exempt from the Federal Drug Supply Chain Security Act?

Understanding your product’s characteristics and reading certain provisions of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act are keys.
Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
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Packaging and opioid abuse

Make sure FDA knows how your packaging addresses opioid abuse.
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OTC drug packagers: FDA mulls changes to unique program

If you’re an over-the-counter drug, it sometimes must seem like prescription drugs are your popular older sibling who gets all the attention.
The PharmaPort™ 360 from Cool Containers is an active hybrid container. What that means is that it’s designed to hold one pallet of product, and is set to maintain a temperature range for temperature-sensitive products. A client would lease the containers from UPS, and we would deliver them to the client pre-cooled. They would put their pallet load in there, close it, seal it, and make sure the temperature is set correctly. Then it is transported from origin to destination.
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Voice of the experts: Controlled room temperature packaging considerations

Healthcare Packaging (HCP) speaks with Mark Davis, UPS Healthcare Logistics Manager, who specializes in temperature-sensitive solutions, about packaging and shipping temperature-sensitive products.
Effects of FSMA on food and packaging safety
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FSMA compliance soars for those who meet existing standards

Exclusive survey results point to areas where food and beverage packagers are ready for the new FDA regulations...and a few that may require a bit more preparedness as implementation approaches.
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Packaging-specific requirements for documentation, materials disclosure, and 'FDA Letters'

Under new food safety regulations, the packaging industry learning that 'good enough' isn't really good enough. Here are specific tips to improve packaging and supplier documentation.
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How plant automation impacts product, equipment, and packaging compliance

With FDA food safety requirements and inspections on the rise in response to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) deployment, the first question for most people involved in the food industry is: Who does this law affect?

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