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Court Case’s Impact on Packaging

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Repercussions from the decision in Wyeth v. Levine could be felt in the packaging world, but experts say the exact impact is still unknown. Greater concern has arisen for pharma manufacturers, however, particularly from law professionals experienced in product liability and commercial ligation. Stephanie M. Rippee, a shareholder in the law ...

Plug-In Ports XML Content For Package Design

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

Pharmaceutical companies have moved in varying degrees to the tagged-content XML format for managing content internally, submitting documents to FDA in Structured Product Labeling (SPL) format, and meeting Europe’s Product Information Management (PIM) standard. If package designers could access the labeling information included in these master files, many of the road bumps ...

Brown’s Bill Revisited

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

The inauguration countdown continues, and so does the anticipation of what a new administration will mean to bills introduced to Congress. One bill in particular would affect packagers. The Transparency in Drug Labeling act (S. 3633) would require country-of-origin labeling of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and excipients of finished ...

Generics Help Slow Drug Cost Increases, But Technology, Too, Is Needed for Further Savings

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

The numbers on 2007 drug spending are coming in, and I am trying to piece a number of reports together to see if they all add up. (It feels like I am about a year late in writing this story, but really, the 2007 numbers were just released today!) The Centers ...

Bottle Filling Trends Bow In At PackExpo

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Manufacturers of bottle filling equipment seemed to be flying under the radar at PackExpo. Show publicity and conference events centered on the topics of package and product security, and the trends in “sustainable” practices. But if they were less generally advertised, advances in bottle filling technology were prominently on display, with ...