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Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Healthcare Packaging.
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How do you like your FDA?

Would lower government burdens on industry provide sufficient protection for the public?
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In this Q&A, Perry Fri, Senior Vice President of Industry Relations, Membership & Education, Healthcare Distribution Management Assn., discusses the organization’s role in the pharmaceutical supply chain.
Primer
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HDMA: Representing the voice of primary pharmaceutical distributors

In this Q&A, Perry Fri, Senior Vice President of Industry Relations, Membership & Education, Healthcare Distribution Management Assn., discusses the organization’s role in the pharmaceutical supply chain.
The individually tailored balance between stocking on site and ordering via the E-Portal helped to improve planning procedures and also reduced the risk of downtime.

Feature Article
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Schwabe North America banks on stock optimization

Stock optimization analysis helps pharmaceutical company customize its spare parts handling process after relocating from Utah to Wisconsin.
TWO POUCHES. Two unoriented pouches are picked up by an AFA Delta 3 robot, which then places them into a loading funnel.
Machine Case Study
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Robotic cartoning adds efficiency, subtracts labor costs

Robotic cartoning replaces manual operations, alleviating labor shortages, costs, and increasing line efficiency for contract manufacturer Pharmalab Inc.
Sanner GmbH: Desiccant integration
Materials Product Brief
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Sanner GmbH: Desiccant integration

Products focused on pharmaceutical, medical, and healthcare applications.
ESS Technologies: Robot for syringe pick and place
Machine Product Brief
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ESS Technologies: Robot for syringe pick and place

Creates a high-speed pick-and-place cell requiring little floorspace, handling multiple sizes with minimum tooling, allowing efficient size changeovers.
Dirk Rodgers
Column/Opinion
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A perspective on DQSA, preemption, and pedigree

Now that DQSA is law, any previous investments to meet California pedigree law can be repurposed to meet the new federal law.
UPS: Top supply chain issues, North America.
Feature Article
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UPS survey examines healthcare distribution challenges

Survey respondents in the Asia-Pacific region push product security issues ahead of supply chain cost as top ‘Pain in the (Supply) Chain’ concern.
Author Katherine Eban’s (shown here) book “Dangerous Doses,” exposed the dark side of America’s pharmaceutical trade. Here, the investigative journalist looked at the epic inside story of long-term criminal fraud at Ranbaxy, the Indian drug company that makes generic Lipitor for millions of Americans.
Column/Opinion
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Your Top 10 Healthcare Packaging stories from 2013

Serialization stories dominated the list among Healthcare Packaging online readers, but the top-read story of the year revealed some dirty deeds.
Packaging helps ACell deliver regenerative products.
Feature Article
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Packaging helps ACell deliver regenerative products

Its next-generation MatriStem products for wound care and soft tissue repair are packaged on multiple lines with shelf life ranging from six months to two years.

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