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WuXi PharmaTech aims to use covert security platform to address global counterfeiting.
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Invisible, edible barcodes for medications

WuXi PharmaTech aims to use covert security platform to address global counterfeiting.
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Schreiner MediPharm: Detachable single-wrap labels reduce errors

Designed for labeling small containers used for single-dose parenteral syringe applications such as ampoules and vials, the Pharma-Comb Single Wrap (SW) label from Schreiner MediPharm provides a reliable, simple syringe dispensing and administration process through a combination of elements that enhance instructional clarity.
Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
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RxTrace: Is your drug exempt from the Federal Drug Supply Chain Security Act?

Understanding your product’s characteristics and reading certain provisions of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act are keys.
Stand-up pouches to help U.S. pouch demand grow
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Stand-up pouches to help U.S. pouch demand grow

Freedonia study projects demand for pouches in the U.S. to increase 4.6% annually to $9.4 billion in 2018.
ISPE announces Drug Shortages Prevention Plan that aims to guide the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry in establishing reliable, robust, and resilient supply chains that provide quality medicines to patients without interruption.
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ISPE announces Drug Shortages Prevention Plan

Plan aims to guide the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industry in establishing reliable, robust, and resilient supply chains that provide quality medicines to patients without interruption.
Cook shipping cartons.
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How does the business of healthcare impact the environment?

Cook Medical finds that transparency between healthcare providers and suppliers yields financial and sustainability benefits.
(en)10's new device detects the presence of alcohol on the breath uses packaging that includes a multipage label wrapped around a tube. Tubes are then packed in multiples in a blister pack.
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New packaging for disposable breathalyzer

Device that detects the presence of alcohol on the breath uses packaging that includes a multipage label wrapped around a tube. Tubes are then packed in multiples in a blister pack.
New industry resource guides healthcare suppliers and providers in using GS1 standards in the context of recent regulation.
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GS1 Healthcare US releases implementation guideline for using GS1 standards to address FDA Unique Device Identification

New industry resource guides healthcare suppliers and providers in using GS1 standards in the context of recent regulation.
HopeGel is a nutrient and calorie-dense protein gel designed to aid children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
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HopeGel delivers nourishment to starving children in Haiti

Shelf-stable stand-up pouch offers portability and convenience; donations accepted to help save children’s lives.
Visual inspection of insulin vials at the Brazilian site in Montes Claros, Novo Nordisk. Source: Novo Nordisk.
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Novo Nordisk Brazil site implements software program

Company uses newest PAS-X version at one of their largest sites for 18 production lines and two lines for packaging.

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