USP Updates Several Chapters in the U.S. Pharmacopeia-National Formulary (USP–NF)

The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is updating several chapters related to pharmaceutical packaging, a few of which we cover here.

Where's the Pain in Your Supply Chain?

When it comes to the supply chain, healthcare industry executives continue to be concerned about regulatory compliance, cost, and product security, report respondents to the 7th annual UPS "Pain in the (Supply) Chain" (PITC) survey. More than 530 executives in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Asia, and Latin America were interviewed during the blind phone survey conducted by TNS, on behalf of UPS, between January and March 2014.

From the Editors' Desk

The Role of Functional Equivalence Analysis in the DuPont Tyvek Medical Packaging Transition Project

Package testing for the DuPont Tyvek Medical Packaging Transition Project (MPTP) is progressing on schedule, and all results published to date support the functional equivalence of the transitional material to the current Tyvek. While testing...

New Shipping Solution for Cryogenic Products Debuts

UPS has launched UPS Temperature True Cryo to provide an all-encompassing cryogenic packaging and shipping program for temperature-sensitive products.

New Lots Added to Previous Sterile Convenience Kit Recall

Following a June 3, 2014, recall of sterile convenience kits, Customed Inc. has initiated a recall of sterile convenience surgical kits-trays, bags, and new lots added.

Weight-Loss Product Package Becomes an Instant Knockout
When a new product enters an already crowded field––like the weight-loss supplements marketplace––standing out from that crowd is critical to success...