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US Pharmacopeia Takes Up Supply Chain Security

Monday, December 19th, 2011

The United States Pharmacopeia is placing supply chain security at the forefront with a new general chapter on best practices for ensuring supply chain integrity and protecting consumers from poor quality and counterfeit medicines. USP General Chapter <1083>, Good Distribution Practices-Supply Chain Integrity, with the recently published USP General Chapter <1079>, ...

Live the Life of an IV Start Kit

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

This October 5-6, Michigan State University (MSU) and Oliver-Tolas Healthcare Packaging will once again host the Healthcare Packaging Immersion Experience (HcPIE), a unique program that simulates healthcare practitioners' experiences as they interact with packaging. In this year's program, attendees will be able to witness package use during simulated ambulance ...

Streaming Green

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Earlier this year, AMERIPEN emerged in an effort to bring a "material-neutral" approach to sustainability in packaging. Founders include The Coca-Cola Company, Colgate-Palmolive, ConAgra Foods, The Dow Chemical Co., DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers, Kellogg Company, MeadWestvaco (MWV), Procter & Gamble, Sealed Air Corp., and Tetra Pak Inc. AMERIPEN is initially ...

Shipper Assembly, for One?

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Pharmaceutical shippers are increasingly interested in bulk product shippers, Bill Hingle, marketing director, Cryopak/TCP Reliable (Edison, NJ), told me at Pack Expo International. But the real challenge is to devise a pallet-sized system that won't be too tedious for users to assemble, Hingle added. To meet industry's need, Cryopak focused on ...

Cold Chain Show Features Pharma Innovation

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Day One of IQPC's 8th Cold Chain Distribution For Pharmaceuticals Global Forum featured reporting on upgraded packaging for extending shipment durations and removing packaging costs. Ben Romero, senior engineer, pharma and packaging development, Genentech, described an interim approach for upgrading traditional gel pack based systems with newer technologies. Systems using high performance ...

Just in Case Thieves Are Working this Labor Day

Thursday, September 2nd, 2010

FreightWatch sent out some good holiday advice that I thought I would pass along to you. Dan Burges, CPP, director, global intelligence of FreightWatch, issued the following alert today via e-mail (in italics below) and gave me permission to share it with you: Event: Holiday Awareness Date: Labor Day Weekend Description: Shippers, manufacturers, ...

Are You Ready for the 100% Cargo Screening Mandate?

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

I listened to an informative roundtable  courtesy of American Airlines Cargo on the upcoming 100% Air Cargo Screening Mandate, which becomes law on August 1, 2010. All cargo to be shipped on passenger airplanes will need to be screened before it is loaded. The law is to "ensure the safety ...