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Archive for December, 2010

Your New Year’s Resolution: No More Recalls!

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Recall news has topped our list of most-clicked-on news stories of 2010. I am sure this won't surprise too many of you, since you may have clicked on these headlines yourself! Our top two news items in terms of clicks were "J&J Expands Tylenol Recall" reported on January 15, 2010, ...

Can Unique Device ID Support Two Standards?

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

The medical device industry is anticipating publication of FDA's proposed rule on unique device identification (UDI) in the first quarter. Then follows a one year review period, after which manufacturers will implement the finalized regulation to a time table based on product risk classes. The agency will require the coding of ...

Security Technologies Spark Change

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

As I prepare the focus for Pharmaceutical & Medical Packaging News's "Security Packaging" feature, which is slated for the magazine's January 2011 issue, a related blog worth mentioning crossed my desk. Maxiom Group (Waltham, MA) is a small life sciences consulting company that publishes a weekly blog, which just happens ...

Do You Support the One and Only Approach for Safer Healthcare?

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Here are some pretty scary statistics, courtesy the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP). In its December 2 ISMP Medication Safety Alert! ISMP released the results of an online survey regarding infection-control procedures. Sponsored by Premier Healthcare Alliance, the survey of 5,446 healthcare practitioners "reveals an alarming lapse in basic ...

The Art of Manufacturing

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Is your package a work of art? Don't be afraid to let it be! Shirin Raban, Owner/Designer of Wingz Design, spoke about branding and graphic design during the Institute of Packaging Professionals' Southern California Chapter meeting November 18. Both a designer and an educator, Raban has largely focused on consumer packaged ...