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U.S. is closer to first biosimilar

FDA officials see no difference between Neupogen and the biosimilar version.
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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.
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.
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.
Schreiner MediPharm’s low migration labels for use on plastic containers for primary pharmaceutical packaging.
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Schreiner MediPharm: Low migration labels for plastic pharmaceutical containers

Schreiner MediPharm’s low migration labels for use on plastic containers for primary pharmaceutical packaging help prevent package-to-product migration of molecules from solvents and substances in inks, adhesives, and film materials.
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.
Walmart announces plans to incorporate Keystone Folding Box Co.’s Ecoslide-RX 2.0 compliance package into its pharmacies nationw
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Walmart first to adopt next-generation compliance/adherence package

Walmart announces plans to incorporate Keystone Folding Box Co.’s Ecoslide-RX 2.0 compliance package into its pharmacies nationwide beginning in 2015.
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HCPC accepting entries for compliance packaging competition

Compliance Package of the Year Awards recognizes compliance/patient reminder pharmaceutical packaging.
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administartion, “Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Final Rule,” 12/3/14
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FDA updates drugs/biologics labeling system

Includes major revisions on pregnancy and breastfeeding, with labeling changes taking effect June 30, 2015. Prescription drugs and biologic products approved after June 30, 2015, will use the new format immediately, while labeling for prescription drugs approved on or after June 30, 2001, will be phased in gradually.

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