Validation, compliance and documentation

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Designing packaging for medical marijuana presents unique challenges

Marjorie Fischer is Brand Manager at Auntie Dolores, an Oakland-based leader in the medical cannabis movement and a producer of medical edibles sold through licensed dispensaries. She talks about what it’s like to develop packaging for such a new industry.
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Pharma EXPO takes Las Vegas

With the strength of PACK EXPO alongside them, new technologies, insights, and ideas are laying the groundwork for Pharma EXPO’s powerful Las Vegas debut.
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Validation is a useful tool for most disciplines

Because the FDA requires validation of package and process in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, it’s tempting to think that validation is somehow less applicable to other industries.
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Verification program and new mark for dietary supplements

UL Consumer Products launches UL Verification Mark in response to growing industry need for third-party verification of marketing claims.
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FDA warns to not use products from North Carolina pharmacy

The alert comes after concerns over the company's ability to assure the sterility, stability and potency.
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FDA issues guidance for repackaging

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Feb. 2015 Guidance for Industry titled, “Repackaging of Certain Human Drug Products by Pharmacies and Outsourcing Facilities,” that is being distributed for comment purposes only.
Noven Pharmaceutical's incoming inspection area is used to verifiy incoming materials for copy, Braille, and barcodes.
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Noven upgrades its automated proofreading

Miami-based Noven Pharmaceuticals’ uses automated proofreading with Braille measurement and reading.
VIAL STOPPER. This image shows a continuous ink-jet code on a vial stopper.
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Comparing UDI and DSCSA coding

Although there are differences between the medical device Unique Device Identification (UDI) regulation and the Pharmaceutical Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), Videojet Technologies’ Tim Kearns finds many common aspects across both.
DePuy Synthes, Stryker, Medtronic speakers highlight HealthPack 2015
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DePuy Synthes, Stryker, Medtronic speakers highlight HealthPack 2015

Topics to be covered March 3-5, in Virginia Beach will include technology for manufacturing innovation, package design, sealing process validation, and a local operating nurse panel.
Schlegel presents status of guidelines for Factory Acceptance Tests
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Best practices for Factory Acceptance Testing to emerge in 2015

Will packaging and other machines be easier and more cost-effective to purchase and install in the future? More than 100 consumer packaged goods companies and 25 of their vendors are working with AIOE on new guidelines that could help make it happen.

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