Pharmapack Europe kicked off its patient-centered conference and exhibition on February 13 in Paris, promoting ideas and technologies for driving product safety and ease of use, patient compliance, and anticounterfeiting. Speakers at the conference urged attendees to consider the importance of packaging and labeling for effective product use.
Poisoning is the third leading cause for injury in the WHO European region, and more than $3 billion is spent annually in the United States on poisoning treatment, shared Olof Malmgren, business development manager for Faubel, at Pharmapack Europe. Malmgren spoke before the audience in Paris on February 16.
Winners of the 2012 Pharmapack Awards target needle safety, child resistance.
Packaging systems that promote safety were celebrated during the 2012 Pharmapack Awards, held during Pharmapack Europe February 15-16 in Paris. Recognized with the Pharmapack ‘Safety Device’ award was the K-Pack Surshield developed by Terumo; the Pharmapack ‘Child-Resistant’ Award went to the Child-Resistant Slider developed by Burgopak.
For this year’s pharmaceutical packaging roundtable, PMP News has brought together members of its Editorial Advisory Board with extensive experience in pharmaceutical packaging: John Bitner, director of packaging development, Watson Pharmaceuticals; Laura Bix, assistant professor, Michigan State University, School of Packaging; D. Bruce Cohen, principal, PackTechPlus LLC; Rich Hollander, vice president, packaging services, Pfizer Inc.; and Steve Hess, executive director of packaging technology, Merck and Co., Inc.
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