Trends and Issues

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Distribution environments are critical

Conditions of distribution, including an understanding of logistics and transport modes, can significantly improve the design of primary food packaging.
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Sunscreens: follow FDA specs or get burned

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Pharma innovation
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Is a new innovation platform needed for the pharmaceutical industry?

Fastraqq President Dan Balan’s keynote address during the recent PACK EXPO International event in Chicago was an eye-opener.
Drug compounding
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FDA issues guidance for outsourcing facilities

On Nov. 21, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued three additional policy documents to assist entities that compound sterile human drugs with registering as outsourcing facilities.
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Innovation stage fills as PACK EXPO East 2015 nears

PMMI announces a slate of free, on-floor educational sessions at the debut of its newest trade show. Check out the full schedule here.
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Colbert Packaging: Patient compliance package

MedLock EZ is a compact, all-in-one package that provides security and promotes patient adherence.
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.
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.

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