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 •  January 17

An information expert from Merck shares advice on how data can be used, challenges to overcome, and what may be in store in the future. Like any pharmaceutical manufacturer, Merck & Co., Inc.’s serialization approach is driven by the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) in the US, Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) in the European Union, and...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  January 17

A recent RTE article an unlikely scientist who discovered an even more unlikely new source for antibiotics: blackberries. Simon Meehan is a 15-year-old student who took home the top prize in the 30th EU Contest for Young Scientists for his work with antibiotics. Inspired by his herbalist grandfather, Meehan collected samples of ten common plants in...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  January 17

A new report, Quarterly Economic Outlook Planning For First Quarter of 2018, conducted for PMMI Business Intelligence by ITR, says the majority of segments of the US core economy are expanding, and leading indicators corroborate expectation of accelerating growth into the first half of 2018. Rising global demand and higher commodity prices...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  January 16

FILED IN: Applications > Healthcare > Medical device > Wearable Devices Smartphones expected to play a significant role in the healthcare industry, says new TMR report. An increase in the global adoption of smartphones, a rising demand for wireless and smartphone-compatible medical devices, an increasing awareness and focus on health and fitness,...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  January 16

An FDA MedWatch article posted on January 11th said that the risks of prescription opioid cough and cold medicines outweigh the benefits. Thus, the FDA is requiring the addition of safety information about the risks of misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose, death, and slowed or difficult breathing to the warnings on the boxes. The FDA is also limiting...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  January 15

Innovative packages for Allergan’s Restasis, Toast’s cannabis cigarettes and Bayer’s aspirin inspired so much reader attention that they ranked in the Top 10 stories published in 2017 on HealthcarePackaging.com. FDA-related news generated significant interest among last year’s top stories as well, with the most-read article reporting on a new...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  January 15

FILED IN: Package design > Children Dr. Bryce Rutter, CEO and founder of Metaphase Design Group, offers the following three points in designing child-resistant products and packaging. 1. Dexterity. Dexterity unfolds in children ages 8 to 12 years old, depending on a child’s motor skill development. Prior to acquiring functional dexterity, kids can...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  January 15

The saline shortage has been going on since 2014, but when Hurricane Maria hit Baxter’s saline plant in Puerto Rico, it got much worse. A recent NBC News article reported that physicians are rationing their saline supplies and using Gatorade and Pedialyte as rehydration solutions. As the U.S. approaches peak flu season, the demand for saline will...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  January 12

The FDA released a guidance document today, "Unique Device Identification: Policy Regarding Compliance Dates for Class I and Unclassified Devices." The accompanying announcement notes that the guidance is for industry and staff to understand the FDA’s intentions regarding enforcement, as well as “explain the thinking behind FDA’s enforcement...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  January 12

A new report, Quarterly Economic Outlook Planning For First Quarter of 2018, conducted for PMMI Business Intelligence by ITR, says the majority of segments of the US core economy are expanding, and leading indicators corroborate expectation of accelerating growth into the first half of 2018. Rising global demand and higher commodity prices...