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Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News

Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News

November 1998 PMP News
 


 


OUR VIEW:
Population, Prosperity, and Packaging Challenges Ahead

Enormous growth in population and income will inspire packaging professionals to create new, environmentally conscious technology.

Make Every Second Count with Cartons
Cartons help drug makers' products stand out on the shelf.


SPOTLIGHT:
A Blistering Pace

by Erik Swain

New ways to use materials and more flexible machinery are driving the development of blisters.


MEDICAL:
The Changing Face of Sterilization

by Daphne Allen

Advances in existing technologies and a number of emerging methods are helping manufacturers satisfy rigorous requirements.

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TUBE SUPPLEMENT:
Trends in Tubed Packaging

by Romina Shane

Today's tubes are different from the first ones used 100 years ago—not only are they more colorful and easier to use, but they have improved drug delivery and have paved the way for new drugs. In this supplement, PMP News explores the latest in tube and closure designs, graphics, and manufacturing.

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PHARMACEUTICAL:
Standing Out from the Crowd

by Erik Swain

Over-the-counter pharmaceuticals need the latest advances in graphics and security to distinguish themselves.


PRODUCT UPDATE:
All-Purpose Labelers

Labelers can be as simple or as sophisticated as a packager needs.

Efficient Capsule Fillers
Capsule fillers ensure dosing consistency and eliminate waste.

Easy-to-Use Parenteral Packaging
Parenteral packages can eliminate waste, ensure correct dosages, and protect both the user and the patient.

Protective and Flexible Bags & Pouches
Among the most versatile of packaging forms, bags and pouches guard against infection and leaks.


CASE HISTORY:
Labeling Cartons Consistently


A label printer and applicator improves bar code quality, reduces rejects, and cuts labor time.


REGULATORY FOCUS:
Revisions to CR Packaging Rules


CPSC is revisiting several requirements and adding others.


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