Pharmaceutical Packaging

Catalent Launches Pharma Knowledge-sharing Resource

The Applied Drug Delivery Institute aims to foster innovation, information sharing and collaboration among drug makers, packaging firms and other parties.

Catalent Pharma Solutions today announced the launch of its Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute at the 2012 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition, Chicago, IL.

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Study: Credentialed Foreign Online Pharmacies are Safe to Use

One agency’s research contradicts figures from the FDA stating that patients using the companies are at risk of receiving ineffective or dangerous products.

Are non-U.S. online pharmacies safe to use? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration would like you to think they are not, but independent research continues to show that they are. New data published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) found that medication ordered from credentialed online pharmacies, foreign or domestic, was genuine and safe. Only non-credentialed pharmacies sold products which were not genuine. The main difference between credentialed foreign and domestic pharmacies was price: Non-U.S. pharmacies sold the same drugs at an average 51% discount.

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Vetter Filling Line Lands European Honors

The company has received Most Improved Manufacturing Project or Process at the European Outsourcing Awards.

Vetter has been awarded first place for the category Most Improved Manufacturing Project or Process at this year’s European Outsourcing Awards. The application for the company’s new high-speed filling line for pre-sterilized syringes was the top choice among the jury of experts due to its intelligent concepts and systems. The award was given to the company at a gala dinner on October 10, during the CPHI Worldwide/iCSE show in Madrid.

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Multisorb to Showcase Pharma Packaging Solutions at PACK EXPO

The company will present “Preventing Oxidation of Drug Products in Their Packaging” on Oct. 30 at 1 p.m.

Multisorb Technologies is pleased to announce it will be exhibiting at PACK EXPO International 2012, which is being held October 28-31, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Pharmaceutical, medical device, in-vitro diagnostic, and combination drug/device product manufacturers won’t want to miss Multisorb’s in-booth symposium, “Preventing Oxidation of Drug Products in their Packaging” on October 30 at 1:00 pm.

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Pharma Packaging Needs Dose of Improvement

Packaging Digest editor Lisa Pierce speaks with Walter Berghahn, executive director of the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council, for a glimpse into the current state of compliance packaging, and its future.

Not taking their medications as prescribed, a.k.a. non-adherence, costs Americans dearly. In July 2008, the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy cited poor adherence in the U.S. as the primary cause for 125,000 deaths annually and an estimated 10 to 25 percent of hospital and nursing home admissions.

So how can we improve adherence?

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Pharma Packaging Needs Dose of Improvement

Packaging Digest editor Lisa Pierce speaks with Walter Berghahn, executive director of the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council, for a glimpse into the current state of compliance packaging, and its future.

Not taking their medications as prescribed, a.k.a. non-adherence, costs Americans dearly. In July 2008, the Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy cited poor adherence in the U.S. as the primary cause for 125,000 deaths annually and an estimated 10 to 25 percent of hospital and nursing home admissions.

So how can we improve adherence?

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BD Introduces Plastic Blood Culture Bottles

The bottles from BD Diagnostics are designed to help increase laboratory convenience while meeting quality standards.

BD Diagnostics, a segment of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), today announced that it obtained 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for BD BACTECTM Plus Aerobic/F blood culture bottles in plastic, previously only available in glass. Obtaining 510(k) clearance allows for increased convenience for customers without compromising the performance and quality of the system.

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McKesson Identifies Medication-Adherence Trends

The pharma company has outlined factors that manufacturers and packaging partners should be aware of to improve adherence.

New patient and prescriber research on medication adherence commissioned by McKesson identified seven emerging trends that can impact adherence-support programs. These trends confirm the need for comprehensive adherence solutions that include technology and personalized interactions to help physicians, pharmacists and manufacturers better address barriers that prevent patients from taking their medications as prescribed.

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Pharma Consumer Advertising Shifting to Personalized, Online Tactics

A recent study indicates pharma companies are shifting from traditional direct-to-consumer advertising in favor of personalization via online and social media tools.

GBI Research, the leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research, Direct to Consumer (DTC) Advertising in Pharmaceuticals - Shift from Traditional Mass-Media Platforms towards Personalization via Online and Social Media, which provides insights into the up-and-coming trends of DTC advertising in the US and of awareness campaigns in Europe. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the types of marketing channels available to pharmaceutical marketers.

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PMMI Partners with ISPE Chapters for Rx Insight at PACK EXPO

The chapters will provide expertise and conference programming on pharmaceutical packaging.

PMMI, owner and producer of the PACK EXPO trade shows, has partnered with the Midwest and Great Lakes chapters of the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) to supply pharmaceutical insight at PACK EXPO International 2012 (McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill.; October 28-31).

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