From the Editors' Desk

Wrong Bar Code Leads to Recall

An incorrect bar code on a drug's primary container has lead to a recall.

Hospira Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Magnesium Sulfate in 5% Dextrose, Inj., USP, 10 mg/mL (NDC: 0409-6727-23, Lot 42-120-JT, Expiry 1DEC2015) to the user...

Amcor Flexibles Wins Two in Flexible Packaging Association's Annual Achievement Awards

Amcor Flexibles was recognized at the Flexible Packaging Association’s (FPA) Annual Achievement Awards with two awards this week. The Gold Award in the ‘Technical Innovation’ category for...

Pharma Bottle Quality Inspections and Lightweighting Help Highlighted at NPE

Pharmaceutical container inspection for tight spaces will be highlighted at NPE.

Mitra Biotech CANScript Platform Validated for Personalized Cancer Care

Mitra Biotech, a cancer diagnostics company, announced March 5 that a study validating its flagship platform CANScript[TM] has been published in Nature Communications, an open access, multidisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing high-quality...

FDA launches drug shortages mobile app

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration launched on March 4 the agency’s first mobile application (app) specifically designed to speed public access to valuable information about drug shortages. The app identifies current drug shortages, resolved...

Packaging winners in healthcare flex their functionality

These packages in the healthcare market earned highest (Gold) recognition in the annual Flexible Packaging Assn. awards that were announced this week.

 

West Adds to Its Ready-to-Use Clean Packaging Components

Expanding its ready-to-use portfolio of packaging components for pharmaceuticals, West Pharmaceutical Services LLC launched Flip-Off Seal (FOS) Plus RS and RU at Pharmapack Europe. Offering certified bioburden cleanliness, the sterile drug vial seals...

Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Case Studies to Be Shared at RFID Journal Live

RFID is reportedly helping Long Beach Memorial Medical Center ensure that medication kits never leave the pharmacy with expired or missing drugs. At RFID Journal Live in April, speakers from the center will share how use of an automated RFID-...

Ship Your Comments in on the Revision of ASTM D4169 Before ASTM Committee D10's Next Meeting

ASTM International Committee D10 on Packaging is hoping users of ASTM D4169 (Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems) provide input to the committee revising the long-standing standard. D4169 falls under the...

Are Your Packages for Ready for the Changing Healthcare Supply Chain?

 

Healthcare product supply chains are changing. Some are getting longer, taking pharmaceuticals and medical devices further around the world to reach growing numbers of new patients in emerging markets. Others are getting shorter and more...