Out With Pedigree; In With Patient Safety

Just as the tide is slipping out for broadbased information systems to establish drug pedigree, it is rising for preventing medication errors, especially in healthcare settings. A new association, the Consortium for the Advancement of Patient Safety (CAPS) has formed […]

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Syringe Design Gets a Makeover

It is no longer sufficient to have a valued specialty pharmaceutical available in prefilled-syringe form; now, manufacturers and syringe developers are competing to provide the best convenience and safety factors with their delivery systems. Cases in point are Teva Pharmaceuticals, […]

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Refinements in Cold Chain Secondary Packaging

With the rising volume—and value—of temperature-controlled specialty pharmaceuticals, it makes sense for suppliers of secondary packaging to upgrade their product offerings. One new entry is for individual cases; the other is to accommodate recent changes in the Envirotainer RKN t2, […]

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The Packaging Contribution to Patient Adherence

Perhaps catching the hints that the pharma industry is redoubling efforts in patient compliance, the contract packaging industry has announced a flurry of new designs and product-development initiatives on compliance packaging. This is occurring against a backdrop of a greater […]

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Colorcon Opens West Coast Technology Center

  Colorcon’s newest center is in Irvine, CA, and contains state-of-the-art tablet coating suites and labscale production equipment, as well as a “tablet design laboratory” for customer-interactive design sessions. Colorcon, headquartered in West Point, PA, supports all phases of solid-dose […]

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