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Archive for August, 2010

Packaging=Education=Prevention, Just in Time!

Friday, August 20th, 2010

I was excited to learn about the "Prevention Above All" conference hosted by Medline Industries Inc. this past week, which succeeded in bringing together doctors, nurses, hospital executives, and design experts to explore ways to improve patient safety. This is exactly the sort of collaboration that needs to occur to ...

Close Call at My House

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

In terms of product recalls, it has been an interesting week in my house. Over the weekend we got a call from Ralphs alerting us to an egg recall, and we saw several news spots urging consumers to visit eggsafety.org to check their own supplies. Then on Monday, my mother got ...

Supply Chain Safety in an Era of Globalization

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

We recently surveyed our readers in our annual salary survey, and many of them referred to the supply chain as a global one, like it or not. (Many, of course, are worried about losing jobs to other countries, but there may be some good news for them on that front.) Fears ...

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 ...