McKesson has launched the PROmanager-Rx system for hospital pharmacy dispensing of product pre-packaged by manufacturers in unit-dose bar-coded format.
Colbert Packaging Corp. has introduced SecureOTC for over-the-counter medications. The patent-pending SecureOTC package features a blister card within an outer folding carton for an all-in-one packaging solution for tablets, capsules, vitamins, and other pills. The blister card is securely sealed within the outer carton to help prevent retail pilferage while promoting proper storage and usage of over-the-counter medications.
Package testing company Sepha Ltd. (Belfast, Ireland) put its BlisterScan technology on display at Interphex Japan, held last week. The product showcase debuted Sepha’s leak-testing technology to the Japanese market.
Worldwide demand for pharmaceutical packaging is projected to increase 6.3% each year to reach US$62.3 billion in 2013, reports The Freedonia Group in a new study. The United States will remain the largest consumer of pharmaceutical packaging as its advanced drug-producing sector introduces new sophisticated therapies with specialized packaging needs, the report claims.
Blister Transfer System