Trends and Issues

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.
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Unveiling Healthcare Packaging’s Top 10 online articles from 2014.
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Unveiling Healthcare Packaging’s Top 10 from 2014

Website visitors seek insights on market trends and forecasts, serialization, unique device identification, and the benefits of effective package design.
CPEIA has announced its founding members.
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Printed electronics assn. announces founding members

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association, the united voice of Canada’s Printable Electronics sector, has achieved its first major milestones: obtaining 32 founding members, brokering strategic relationships with key partner organizations, and securing major sponsors for Canada’s signature industry event.
MEMSCap smart electronic medication packaging system tracks each time the medication bottle is opened.
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Adherence packaging battles HIV/AIDS in Africa, India

Designed to help prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa and India, MEMSCap smart electronic medication packaging system tracks each time the medication bottle is opened.
Bobby Grajewski, President of Edison Nation Medical, talks about helping entrepreneurs bring medical innovations to commercializ
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Safer healthcare via medical innovation

Bobby Grajewski, President of Edison Nation Medical, talks about helping entrepreneurs bring medical innovations to commercialization, including the role of packaging.
Kevin O'Donnell is Vice President, Cold Chain Standards, Practices & Compliance at BioLife Solutions, Inc., and is a Contributin
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Test your cold chain IQ

True or false questions about the handling of biologics and drugs in the supply chain.
Dirk Rodgers is a Contributing Editor for Healthcare Packaging and author of RxTrace.
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DSCSA answers are needed

FDA is not addressing the questions people are asking.
Sterling Anthony, CPP
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What pot edibles portend for packaging

Marijuana-spiked edibles for recreational consumption already are legal in two states, giving new meaning to “pot pie,” and setting the table for a smorgasbord of packaging issues.
Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
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What is considered a drug?

FDA Warning Letters provide reminder of the basics of drug regulation.
Among survey respondents, 52.1% are involved in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, and diagnostic
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Survey uncovers key trends in temperature-controlled packaging

What to look for in the next two to three years in pharmaceutical logistics and temperature-sensitive healthcare markets.
ANNUAL MEETING. At PMMI’s Annual Meeting recently in Chicago, Greg Flickinger of Snyder’s-Lance laid out an eloquent argument fo
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How to develop an engaged workforce

Now being released by AIOE is ‘The Engagement Framework,’ a playbook of sorts on how to build a culture of actively engaged contributors.
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Type 2 Diabetes treatment market in Asia-Pacific to hit $10.5B by 2020

The increasing diabetic population in India and China is the major reason behind the growth.
PERSONALIZED MEDICINE. Britain’s University of Central Lancashire is developing a 3D printer that can produce a tablet with prec
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3D printing’s promise for medical devices

Don’t blink, because the world of healthcare packaging, particularly in medical devices, is undergoing dramatic innovation.
Eric Greenberg
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A rose by any other name would still be regulated by FDA

In recent years the proliferation of dietary supplements, which are foods intended to provide supplementation of one’s diet with a particular substance or substances, has led to many creative and innovative products.
Serialization technology
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Animal health medications benefit from track and trace

Serialization technology protects global pharmaceutical and biotech maker protect its flea-and-tick medications.
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Pharma EXPO session addresses counterfeiting

Companies such as Bristol-Myers Squibb are understandably frustrated when they roll out a product only to find that counterfeits of that product are already on the market.
Pat Reynolds, VP Editor
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Unique IDs on every pack?

Unique identification codes have grown increasingly omnipresent because they represent our best hope in the fight against counterfeiting of pharmaceutical products.
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.

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