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Archive for the ‘Package Inserts’ Category

Packaging Clues Needed

Monday, March 19th, 2012

After counterfeit Avastin surfaced in February, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) reminded nurses, pharmacists, and doctors to remain vigilant when procuring and dispensing medications. Packaging and labeling play key roles in that vigilance. But do you give these professionals enough clues to go by? In its March 8 newsletter, ...

Reduce End-User Confusion

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Doctors and nurses are often tripped up by product packaging and labeling, putting patients and themselves at risk, warns Dr. John Gosbee, Human Factors Engineering & Healthcare Specialist at Red Forest Consulting and University of Michigan Health System. Gosbee spoke at the Healthcare Packaging Immersion Experience, organized by Michigan State University’s ...

Internet Marketing Meets the Point of Sale

Monday, October 25th, 2010

The potential for mobile marketing is vast, for two main reasons.  The best customers are mostly resistant to and largely unaware of traditional advertising. Adults don't necessarily buy into it, and for kids, it's just not cool.  Then also, the mobile Internet as enabled by smart phones allows the extension of Internet ...

Still No Discussion of Packaging

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Today I came across two different stories on the emerging roles that pharmacists are playing in medication therapy management. We received a press release from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) on its participation in the U.S. Senate Health Fair last week in Washington, DC, and later on ...

Pharmacy Group Pushes One-Document Solution, But What Does FDA Think?

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Almost a year ago, FDA held the workshop, "Providing Effective Information to Consumers about Prescription Drug Risks and Benefits," to explore whether “one document” could be developed for dispensing consistent information with all prescription drugs. The workshop brought to light the scant information that patients are often provided as well ...

Could MTM Be the Key to Healthcare Reform?

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) says that pharmacists play an important role in improving patient outcomes and saving healthcare costs. Could they help reform healthcare ahead of (or instead of) any legislation? Can you help them? NACDS cites the briefing paper Medication Therapy Management: Catching Errors, Saving ...

Could More Medication Guides and Package Inserts Be on FDA’s Wish List?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

FDA has issued draft guidance for industry on Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS), which are required for certain drugs or biologics. Under the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA), FDA gained authority to require the submission and implementation of a REMS if the agency decides a ...