Over a year since the EU FMD came into force, false alerts remain a problem preventing the realisation of the full benefits of the directive. Grant Courtney examines the reasons behind these alerts occurring and looks at the action stakeholders must now take.
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In an industry faced with numerous regulatory hurdles, the end-user experience can often be neglected. Nikki Withers spoke to two packaging design experts who discuss their approach to pharmaceutical packaging and why they always have the end user at the forefront of their minds.
Adherence to medicines – ie, maintaining consistency and complying with correct dosage – is vital for treatment success, yet patient non-adherence remains a global concern, risking a multitude of consequences for both the patients and healthcare systems. Dave Elder explores the issue of medicine adherence and expounds on current efforts…
This whitepaper introduces the ReFIBE™ brand of wipes – a recycled polyester cleanroom wipe providing a sustainability story in a single-use world. Made from recycled plastic water bottles, these wipes are made from 100 percent knitted standard weight polyester with heat sealed edges.
GlaxoSmithKline has voluntarily recalled two lots of Children's Robitussin® Honey Cough and Chest Congestion DM and one lot of Children's Dimetapp® Cold and Cough in the US.
Included in this in-depth focus are articles on why digitalising the pharma supply chain could prevent inefficiencies and how packaging design can improve patient engagement and adherence.
In this issue is a discussion on the promise of virally vectored DNA and mRNA vaccines to combat COVID-19 as well as articles on how packaging could help to ensure patient adherence, regulatory issues for medicines and diagnostics during the pandemic and the benefits of digitalising the pharmaceutical supply chain.…
Due to a potentially faulty and incorrectly engaged child-resistant container closure, Torbay Pharmaceuticals has announced a recall of certain Epistatus (midazolam) batches.
The huge increase in demand for hand sanitisers since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic has seen companies hard-pressed to cope with the logistics.
The EMA has suggested that the safety information be updated for HRT, to reflect a higher risk of breast cancer and recommends new measures for the handling of leuprorelin depot medicines.
Whitepaper: Establishing the proper alcohol/water proportion for simulating solvents used in controlled extraction studies
This paper provides scientific guidance as well as a case study on the effect of solvent polarity (ethanol/water proportion) on the levels of extractables.
Sterile and antiviral packaging: unlocking the potential of business continuity and resilience during COVID-19 pandemic
Amid the disruptions due to COVID-19, companies providing sterile and antiviral packaging solutions look forward to opportunities arising from the concern over viral exposure itself. Regulatory compliance will play a significant role in the rapidly shifting risk terrain.
The problem of children accessing medication at home is growing and the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) claims the most common form of poisoning1 in the UK is from medication, with children under five being most at risk. While parents have a role to play in the home by keeping…
A new document has been released by the British Plastics Federation to help the pharmaceutical industry and other sectors understand how recycled plastic can be used in packaging.