Bar codes could come soon to plug menace of sub-standard drugs Oct. 3, 2022, 10:24 a.m.
Now you will soon be able to check if the medicine you are popping is safe, and not spurious. The government plans to launch a `track and trace’ mechanism for top-selling medicines to prevent the sale of counterfeit and sub-standard medicines, and ensure quality, sources told TOI.
Golden State Medical Supply, Inc. Issues a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Atenolol 25 mg Tablets and Clopidogrel 75 mg Tablets Due to a Label Mix-up Oct. 3, 2022, 7:55 a.m.
Patients who suddenly stop taking atenolol, as would happen if clopidogrel were misplaced in the atenolol-labeled bottle, are at increased risk for ischemic (angina, myocardial infarction), hypertensive and arrhythmic adverse events relating to rapid withdrawal of beta antagonism. Further, patients who are on atenolol are frequently on concomitant anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications and would be at increased risk for bleeding if clopidogrel were added to the regimen.
Eugia US LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Acyclovir Sodium Injection 500 mg per 10 mL (50 mg/mL), Due to the Presence of Particulate Matter Oct. 3, 2022, 7:52 a.m.
The administration of an intravenous product containing particulates has the potential to result in inflammation, allergic reactions, or circulatory system complications which could be life-threatening. To date, Eugia US LLC has not received reports of any adverse events or identifiable safety concerns attributed to the product consumed for this lot.
Pharma Serialization Goes Mainstream to Protect Other Products Sept. 28, 2022, 3:39 p.m.
The pharmaceutical sector has long been viewed as the industry most closely associated with serialization technology. The ability to trace a medicine or drug across the entire supply chain, from its point of origin to the pharmacy shelf, provides essential reassurance that it is genuine and will not cause harm — the perfect antidote to counterfeit drugs. However, serialization track-and-trace technology is now making substantial inroads into other sectors.
Carbon emissions monitoring: Transporeon’s Carbon Visibility tool now available for all customers on the Transporeon platform Sept. 28, 2022, 3:38 p.m.
Through an automatic update on the Transporeon platform, every Transporeon customer will now have access to functionality that can transparently and efficiently measure, reduce, report and benchmark the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from their transports. This value-added service is provided as an integral part of all transports executed and processed via Transporeon and is accessible to all customers on our platform.
Blockchain could solve pharma’s supply chain challenges Sept. 28, 2022, 3:37 p.m.
The lack of end-to-end traceability and visibility of the supply chain brings a string of problems. Key to this is network capital locked up in supply chains. How do you optimize that? Then obviously making sure pharma products are stored in the proper conditions and handled in the right way, otherwise this can result in a significant loss of quality with a huge impact on patient safety. We have already seen this with the vaccines, how not storing them at the right temperature causes issues.
EY looks at ways pharma can bolster its future supply chains Sept. 28, 2022, 3:35 p.m.
All told, pharmaceutical supply chains have proven remarkably resilient during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to regulatory flexibility, increased government cooperation and some good old-fashioned industry elbow grease, biopharma has largely avoided disruptions like those plaguing the semiconductor-starved consumer electronics sector.
Smart Packaging Is Poised to Become the ‘Next Big Thing’ in the Pharma Industry Sept. 28, 2022, 1:35 p.m.
In the next few years, the global pharmaceutical industry will be driven by safety concerns and the ability of products to fit in the loop of connectivity and communication. Smart labels, QR scanning, brand protection, and identification are some of the aspects that indicate that smart packaging industry needs to evolve constantly to serve all product-shipping business verticals
Pharmaceutical packaging gets smart and sustainable Sept. 28, 2022, 1:34 p.m.
More self-administered healthcare requires innovative packages that are tailored for patients in a design-centric and sustainable approach.
Choose the Best Custom Pharmaceutical Packaging Boxes Sept. 28, 2022, 1:31 p.m.
Pharmaceutical packaging boxes are used to package different kinds of products. These products are classified into several types, including primary packaging, Cool boxes, and Ampoule packs. Custom pharmaceutical packaging boxes are available to meet the specific needs of these products. We also provide the custom printing of pharmaceutical boxes to meet customer requirements. The custom packaging helps your customers understand your products better and enhances the customer service experience. This helps increase sales.
Advanco and Vantage Partner to Offer First Interoperable Pharma Traceability Solution Sept. 28, 2022, 1:30 p.m.
Current serialization solutions in the Pharmaceutical Industry can be up to 20 years old. While pharmaceutical traceability solutions have matured considerably, systems remain proprietary and difficult to interface with. Today's announcement directly addresses this shortcoming.
Varcode Partners with National Packaging Group to Develop and Market SMART Packaging Solutions for Temperature-Sensitive Products Sept. 26, 2022, 10:06 a.m.
Varcode, developer of digital collection, recording, tracing, and reporting solutions for supply chain compliance and monitoring, today announced it has finalized a strategic partnership agreement with National Packaging Group (NPG), a domestic manufacturer of corrugated packaging products, to develop, manufacture, market, and distribute technologically advanced, SMART packaging solutions for distributing temperature sensitive products.
Cold Chain Logistics Stocks: BioLife vs Cryoport Sept. 26, 2022, 10:05 a.m.
Remember, covid? If so, you may recall that the mRNA vaccines need to remain ridiculously cold until just before they are ready to be used. Well, there’s a whole business platform built around temperature-controlled logistics for not just processing, storing, and transporting vaccines, but for all of the biological bits and bobs that life science companies, research institutes, universities, and your occasional evil genius develop. In this case, we’re going to zero in on two companies that are probably the biggest pure plays in cold chain logistics for cell and gene therapies – Cryoport (CYRX) and BioLife Solutions (BLFS).
Strategies to increase transparency in the pharma track and trace. Sept. 12, 2022, 4:41 p.m.
Pharma track and trace, The supply chain in pharmaceuticals is filled with so many obstacles such as an unoptimized supply cycle, overstocking, understocking, lack of communication, labor shortages, climate issues, and viruses and lockdowns. The primary issue is the lack of transparency during different stages of the supply chain cycle. These problems affect the efficiency of the supply chain cycle. To overcome these issues, we have some strategies for you:
Helping Pharma Help People: New NFC Tags Boost Safety & Adherence | NXP Semiconductors Sept. 7, 2022, 3:55 p.m.
Pharmaceutical companies are using Near Field Communication (NFC), with tags integrated into pharmaceutical labels, packages, and delivery devices, to protect the integrity of pharmaceuticals while making it easier for patients to use medications more effectively through intelligent delivery systems.
New verification platform makes supply chain integrity accessible to all Aug. 30, 2022, 5:20 p.m.
True Pedigree, a technology company helping brands protect themselves from losing revenue due to counterfeit and grey market products, has launched GenuScan, which it claims is a ‘powerful’ new platform that lets users determine the provenance, destination, and legitimacy of products by scanning them via a smartphone.
Challenges of Pharmaceutical Label Printing Services Aug. 29, 2022, 9:33 a.m.
Pharmaceutics labels need to provide a lot of information. To get started, here are some tips to help you decide what to put on your labels. You should know how much information is needed, as well as what challenges you might face. And, of course, you should always consider the cost. Read on to learn how to make the most of pharmaceutical label printing. Listed below are some common challenges, and how to overcome them. And don’t forget to check out our other articles to learn more about label printing.
Companies Add Counterfeit Protection and Security Through Package Innovation Aug. 24, 2022, 9:48 a.m.
Solutions that help to extend shelf life, reduce food waste and protect contents have environmental as well as cost-saving implications. We continue to track many new initiatives in this area.
It Pays for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers to (Re) Invest in Machine Vision Systems Aug. 24, 2022, 9:47 a.m.
Whatever happens at the point of production impacts all supply chain stakeholders, to include distributors, healthcare providers and patients. The fact that four in 10 patients fear pharmaceutical supply chain issues pose a risk of illness or death is a big red flag that first-mile entities aren’t doing enough to set up downstream parties for the successful storage, distribution and dispensing of drugs.
Antares Vision and Edgyn partner to strengthen pharma authentication tech Aug. 24, 2022, 9:38 a.m.
Antares Vision Group, a supplier of track & trace systems and quality control solutions providing product and supply chain transparency through integrated data management, and Edgyn (formerly Arjo Solutions), a brand protection provider that created the patented ADFIRMIA digital fingerprinting technology, have formed a strategic alliance to deliver a sophisticated, comprehensive authentication technology.