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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.
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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.
In early July, Packaging Coordinators, Inc. changed signage at its Rockford, IL, facility to PCI, from the former AndersonBrecon.
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PCI invests in packaging's future

Drug delivery developments and pending serialization justify this contract packager's capital equipment, facility, and personnel investments.
This Uhlmann blister-packaging machine is one of the new machines in operation at PCI's Rockford, IL, facility.
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PCI invests in facilities, packaging equipment

Drug delivery developments and pending serialization requirements justify this contract packager’s capital equipment, facility, and personnel investments.
Dirk Rodgers
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Will generic pharmaceutical manufacturers serialize their drugs in time?

Consider what impact it might have on your business if your company is not ready.
Serialization can help a company better collect, track, and trace products and information through the pharmaceutical supply chain.
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Boosting security in the pharmaceutical supply chain with serialization

Serialization benefits extend beyond compliance to patient safety, to brand reputation, and to a better understanding of your supply chain process.
The X-4S pressure-sensitive labeling head is designed to meet serialization demands and allow quick changeover.
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Weiler Labeling Systems: X-4S pressure-sensitive labeling head meets serialization demands

High-speed labeling head is servo motor-driven and includes closed-loop push-pull system for tool-less disassembly.
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.
GTIN-12 encoded in a UPC-A
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GS1 Connect 2013 to address supply chain strategies

Top companies in healthcare and other industries, and the U.S. FDA to headline key conference program June 10-13 in San Antonio.
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Pharmaceutical serialization: Should you wait?

Exclusive Healthcare Packaging survey reveals half have yet to begin serialization projects, and more than 25% don’t plan to spend money on serialization this year!

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