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Archive for February, 2011

EN ISO 11607: Reaffirmed, with a Revision on the Way

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

For those of you who may be wondering about the revision status of EN ISO 11607, "Packaging for Terminally Sterilized Medical Devices," look no further. It has been reballotted and reaffirmed as EN ISO 11607: 2006/(R)2010, with no changes to its main bodies, Parts 1 and 2. However, there will upcoming ...

How Far Should Companies Go to Ease ID of Recalled Items?

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Just how easy is it for patients to immediately identify a recalled drug or medical device? Not as easy as I thought, even though it could be as plain as day. Should you make it easier for them? In January, Triad Group recalled all lots of alcohol prep pads, swabs, and ...

Packaging Can Make a Difference

Monday, February 14th, 2011

I was excited to see packaging being employed in a pilot program involving transitional care. We reported in our daily newsletter that Cleveland Clinic will be using Arcadia's DailyMed program to see whether it can reduce readmissions and improve the health status of discharged patients. According to the report, DailyMed ...

Is Serialization on Hold in Brazil?

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Peter Schmitt, who spoke in a PMP News Webcast last September on Brazil’s pending serialization law, has told PMP News that ANVISA chief executive, Dirceu Raposo de Mello, resigned January 5, 2011. In the wake of that resignation, Brazil’s Minister of Health Alexandre Padilha has called for a study on ...