Schreiner MediPharm, a global provider of specialty pharmaceutical labeling solutions, combines its expertise in innovative specialty labels and integrated solutions with folding box manufacturer Edelmann. The result is a smart medicine packaging solution with diverse digital features.
As hospitals, labs and entire supply chains adopt RFID technologies, they become smarter. Smart labeling provides another layer of visibility, efficiency and, ultimately, patient safety to the healthcare industry.
Despite being surrounded in controversy, the U.S. cannabis industry is experiencing rapid growth. Experts estimate legal cannabis will grow from $7.3 billion to $24.5 billion between 2016 and 2020. Currently, 65 percent of cannabis sales stem from medical marijuana.
The year was 1987. When then-President Ronald Reagan signed the Prescription Drug Marketing Act, the first passed legislation including the concept of pedigree for pharmaceuticals. It was also the precursor to the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act signed by President Obama.
While the U.S. consumer is accustomed to seeing medication in both bottles and blister packs, bottles remain the dominant format in the U.S. Alternatively, since the end of World War II, the European standard for packaging medication has shifted toward the use of blister packs.
Entries are now being accepted for the The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council's Compliance Package of the Year competition through Friday, June 29, 2018. The competition recognizes leading pharmaceutical adherence/compliance-prompting packaging and is open to all firms involved in compliance/patient reminder pharmaceutical packaging.
Sanofi has redesigned packaging for Nasacort OTC nasal spray to address consumer insights and merchandise more efficiently on the shelf. The new packaging includes the use of a more modern design and structure, including a window to see the product clearly.
Tekni-Plex, Inc. has acquired Dunn Industries, Inc., manufacturer of specialty extrusion tubing for medical device applications. Its product line is a complements the microextrusion tubing manufactured by Tekni-Plex’s Natvar business unit.
The August Faller A/S parent company, Germany-based pharmaceutical packaging specialist August Faller GmbH & Co. KG, and Toronto, Canada-based Bellwyck Pharma Services are forming Bellwyck Faller Pharmaceutical Services GmbH. In addition to existing contract packaging services,it will offer packaging and logistics services for clinical trials in the European markets.
In this issue of Packaging Strategies we have the annual Packaging Outlook, covering flexible and rigid plastics, glass, metal cans, paperboard and corrugated, as well as packaging machinery & automation and packaging design. Also covered is the trend of less is more in beverage branding, how dispensers can make or break a brand experience, one conveying company that’s setting the bar in vertical farming, a dairy manufacturer that moved to plant-based products and more. Enjoy!