The work behind ASTM International Standard Test Method F2638.
New standard, which includes packaging equipment, will help users determine the fitness of all systems used for drugs, biologicals, and even medical devices.
A petition to FDA calls for clearer inspection policies. Until then, consumers may have to scrutinize such imported products as toothpaste.
A group tightens control over security graphics, with an eye on new risks.
The North American Security Products Organization (NASPO) has opened its new offices at 1425 K St. N.W., Washington, DC, 20005.
Pending changes to the packaging requirements in the USP may affect pharmaceutical manufacturers. Results from a pulse-style survey of eleven U.S. pharmaceutical packaging professionals show that industry’s participation in the USP revision process is limited and in need of improvement.
A large proportion of the packaging materials used for pharmaceutical products in the United States follow the requirements described in the United States Pharmacopeiaâ€ˆ(USP).
A collection of public, published standards that has been given official status as quality standards for drugs, biologics, medical devices, active ingredients, dietary supplements, and excipients. The standards in the United States Pharmacopeia and the National Formulary (USP—NF) are enforceable under U.S. laws. The term “compendium” is generally used interchangeably with “pharmacopeia.”