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 •  October 20

A recent FDA News Release article contained good news for adults with diabetes: finger pricks to obtain blood samples may soon be a thing of the past. The FDA just approved Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, a device that uses a small sensor implanted below the surface of the skin in lieu of fingerstick testing. The device...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  October 19

FILED IN: Trends and Issues > Traceability and authentication > Serialization How to read the regs to be sure you’re in compliance come December 2018, and how to know which rules will apply to you in different circumstances. The FDA’s June issuance of a draft guidance on product identifier requirements for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  October 19

FILED IN: Trends and Issues > Workforce issues When you sit down and talk operations with a food and beverage CPG, the conversation inevitably turns to workforce issues, says Top To Top, the latest survey from PMMI Business Intelligence. The image of manufacturing remains an obstacle, with general public misconceptions about safety, cleanliness and...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  October 18

FILED IN: Applications > Healthcare > Nutraceutical The California-based dietary supplement maker was cited for multiple violations of the current good manufacturing practice and regulations. According to a recent FDA News Release, a dietary supplement manufacturer is under scrutiny for violating the FDA’s manufacturing regulations. Custompax, a...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  October 17

Moving forward, the forecast for the future of aerosol and personal care markets is bullish—and that extends to the packaging for products within these categories. (Related: Trump Promotes Glass Pharma Packaging Initiative) The organic personal care market represents a good example of this promise. Grand View Research, in its trend analysis from...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  October 16

A new bill brings together regulators, manufacturers, and providers to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities in medical devices. When a website is hacked, there’s a risk of compromised information; when a medical device is hacked, it could be life threatening. A recent FierceHealthcare article discussed the concept of cybersecurity within medical...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  October 16

Merely weeks into dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in his own Odessa, Florida backyard, Pharmaworks President Peter Buczynsky saw the devastation in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and immediately set out to deliver aid to the battered island. Utilizing his many contacts from years of missionary work, Buczynsky connected with pastors...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  October 13

Visit Praxis Packaging Solutions’ website and you’ll see the “Serialization: Countdown to Compliance,” clock identifying the time until FDA’s Nov. 27, 2017 deadline, along with the question, “We’re ready now, are you?” The Grand Rapids, MI-based contract packaging firm is ready to meet this year’s U.S. Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  October 13

A Pittsburgh researcher and his team created an edtech game to make biological mechanisms easier to understand. A recent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article discussed a new virtual reality game that teaches the player about viruses and how the molecules interact in cells. “Vir-ed” was developed Jason Shoemaker, an assistant professor in chemical...

Healthcare Packaging

 •  October 12

Typically, pharmaceutical manufacturers purchase machines to fill containers with desiccant canisters and sachets that enhance product stability and extend shelf life. But what if you could add these properties without that expense? CSP Technologies has created a new desiccant system, Activ-Seal™ closures, designed to combine the product protection...