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At the 11th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum, some 80 companies had exhibits to showcase their products and technologies.
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Cold chain event embraces all links in the pharmaceutical supply chain

Cold Chain Global Forum acknowledges that all distribution and logistics stakeholders, from packaging suppliers to patients, must be involved in successful temperature management efforts.
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FDA issues final ruling on UDI.
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FDA finalizes new system to identify medical devices

Agency says the rule will help to improve patient safety.
UPS survey shows supply chain issues in North America.
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UPS survey finds global healthcare executives driving supply chain transformation to reach new markets

Investments planned in areas such as technology amid growing concerns over product protection, global regulatory environment.
Figure 1. Manufacturer A is probably acting as a contract manufacturer/packager on behalf of the NDA holder, manufacturer B.
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Working with CMOs under California e-pedigree

For different products, manufacturers may fill the role of an exclusive distributor, a contract manufacturing organization, or a repackager. Each of these would be treated differently under the California law with respect to pedigree origination and updating.
Eric Greenberg
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New FDA drug powers tougher on industry, but not without controversy

Congress added drug detention and inspection provisions, and some aspects could lead to future legal tests.
Five packs of Cook Medical products.
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Cook Medical meeting global identification challenges

A nearly five-year effort helps Cook and its worldwide customers identify, track, and trace some 16,000 medical device products.
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Specialty Compounding, LLC issues nationwide voluntary recall

Recall follows reports of bacterial infection affecting patients at two Texas hospitals.
Illegal online sales of pharmaceuticals led to FDA taking action against more than 9,600 Web sites.
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Online pharmacy crackdown: Serious action for a complex problem

Operation Pangea VI takes action against 9,600 Web sites, seizing and shutting down 1,677 Web sites.
BD recently entered the pharmaceutical industry with a new line of generic prefilled injectable products called BD Simplist. One of the first two drugs launched is BD Simplist™ Metoclopramide Injection, USP. Both its outer package and the inner container are printed with a 2D barcode and with the NDC, serial number, lot number, and expiration date "human readable."
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A reprieve from California e-pedigree?

House and Senate serialization bills could push back packaging line expenditures, but wouldn’t do much to counter pharmaceutical counterfeiting.
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UDI for medical devices at top of the GS1 Connect agenda

LIVE FROM GS1 CONNECT: Unique Device Identifier for medical devices promises a myriad of benefits, but questions remain.

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