Pharmapack Europe: Plan Now!

On February 13-14, 2013, Pharmapack Europe will take place at the Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris, hosting more than 280 companies exhibiting pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery systems. The 2013 event will focus on the role the patient plays in driving the development of drug delivery systems and pharmaceutical packaging.

Considering Reusable Packaging for Transport

Novation is asking manufacturers and distributors supplying items to hospitals to work together to implement reusable transport packaging.

Novation is working to replace “limited-life” transport packaging materials such as corrugated boxes, wood pallets, and plastic film with durable, reusable alternatives. Serving the members of VHA Inc., UHC, Children’s Hospital Association, and Provista LLC, the supply chain contracting company is working with Practice Greenhealth and the “Use Reusables” campaign, a joint project of public agency StopWaste.Org and the Reusable Packaging Association, with financial support from U.S. EPA’s Climate Showcase Community program.

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McKesson Pharma Inventory System Helps Hospitals Curb Costs

The RightStock inventory management system is designed to help medical staff optimize treatment supplies, prevent stock-outs and minimize waste.

ATLANTA--Hospital pharmacies across the U.S. are transforming their operations using McKesson’s pharmacy automation solutions, including its new, one-of-a-kind RightStock inventory management feature. Exclusive to McKesson’s AcuDose-Rx medication dispensing cabinets, RightStock’s unique “set it and forget it” features optimize inventory for each cabinet automatically on a daily basis, preventing costly medication stock outs and minimizing waste.

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Pharma Packaging Firm Executes Complex Job With Tight Turnaround

3C! Packaging tackled a complex project containing five separate components, totaling more than half a million units, in approximately 36 hours—all over a Super Bowl weekend.

Tight deadlines are a fact of life for packaging and printing solutions companies servicing the pharmaceutical industry.  Often, these companies find themselves waiting for materials and verbiage to be approved by customers against a ticking clock for order fulfillment.  They are the middle men, the go-betweens, the conduit connecting a pharmaceutical company’s wishes to its packaging lines’ demands.

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Managing the Supply Chain

Packaging and labeling technologies can be used to fight supply-chain threats, but they must be part of an overall strategy.

The pharmaceutical industry is no longer defined—or confined—by borders. Manufacturers are sourcing ingredients, materials, finished products, and contract packaging and manufacturing from around the world, and most are seeking to serve patients in multiple markets. The resulting supply chain is a complex one.

“Things are changing,” says Brian Johnson, senior director, supply-chain security, Pfizer Inc. “Markets are expanding, and where we are sourcing materials and manufacturing is changing.”

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Pfizer Issues Recall for Lo/Ovral-28 and Norgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets

The company has voluntarily recalled 14 lots of the drugs after determining some blister packs may contain an inexact count of inert or active ingredient tablets and that the tablets may be out of sequence.

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Pfizer Inc. announced today that it has voluntarily recalled 14 lots of Lo/Ovral-28 (norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol)Tablets and 14 lots of Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets (generic) for customers in the U.S. market. An investigation by Pfizer found that some blister packs may contain an inexact count of inert or active ingredient tablets and that the tablets may be out of sequence.

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Editorial: What Is Your Company's Back Up Plan?

This week Endo Pharmaceuticals reported that several of its products may experience a "constraint" or "disruption" in supply following the temporary shutdown of Novartis Consumer Health Inc.'s Lincoln, NE, manufacturing facility, where these Endo drugs have been manufactured.

Cryopak Launches TimeSaver 24 CRT Mini Shipper

Cryopak, the leader in temperature controlled products, announces the launch of their new TimeSaver 24 CRT Mini, the first release in its line of controlled room temperature shipper products.

Don't Miss the Pharmapack Europe Conference

Plan now to visit Pharmapack Europe in Paris February 15-16. For more details on the event, visit Hope to see you stop by the PMP News booth!


15th February 2012

9.30: Opening Address
“From Mesopotamia to modern times, THINK DIFFERENT about INNOVATION,” Patrice Noailles, Président, Seillans Investissement, France

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PMP News Welcomes Three New Editorial Advisory Board Members

We are pleased to announce that three packaging professionals have joined our Editorial Advisory Board:

Michael Forehand, Principal Packaging Engineer, Global Engineering and Technology, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals;

Dan Penny, Director of Packaging Engineering, Cardinal Health;

and Edward M. Dunn, Senior Director Packaging Technology, Merck Manufacturing Division.

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