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There’s no question that interest in human factors is increasing. But are pharmaceutical and medical device designers actually putting such principles to use?


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Comar, an original member of the safe dosing initiative PROTECT, is launching a new version of its DoseGuard for easier integration into drug packaging.


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My first exposure to the joint effort between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) that later became known as PROTECT was in 2009 when a regulatory affair


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In 2008, Daniel Budnitz, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Medication Safety Program in the division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, enlisted the help of private-sector companies, public health agen


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Packaging and labeling are believed to be the cause of 33% of medication errors, claims the 2006 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report "Preventing Medication Errors." To minimize the hazards that could lead to such errors, FDA ha


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Packaging innovation was honored at Pharmapack Europe February 10-11 in the 2016 Pharmapack Awards, with four companies recognized in the Exhibi


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Dosing and dispensing technology provider Comar LLC has just commissioned its third dosage cup printer.


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Preservatives are typically used in pharmaceuticals to reduce the risk of microbial contamination, but there’s been some concern recently about potential side effects.


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Have you considered cybersecurity risk? FDA has just released the new draft guidance, “Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices.” 


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Antimicrobial additives can be used with polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), and other plastics to inhibit biofilm build up in bottles, medical products, and other plastic items, it is reported.


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A recent survey of more than a hundred U.S. consumers over 40 years of age finds that more than 80% have trouble reading small print on labels.


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In February 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a new policy urging the use of “smart” syringes to promote injection safety.


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Walking through New York City’s Times Square this past June, I noticed a Walgreens ad campaign that was in step with some of the themes discussed during Pharmapack North America 2014’s conference prog


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Patients managing chronic conditions are often self-administering therapy, so their success often rests upon how well they understand such therapy. Education is essential.


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For better patient outcomes, avoid error-prone packaging features and consult FDA early on during package development.

FDA hopes pharmaceutical manufacturers will address packaging- and labeling- related errors before they even


There’s no question that interest in human factors is increasing. But are pharmaceutical and medical device designers actually putting such principles to use? PMP News asked ...


Comar, an original member of the safe dosing initiative PROTECT, is launching a new version of its DoseGuard for easier integration into drug packaging. The company will be showcasing the new design at...


My first exposure to the joint effort between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) that later became known as PROTECT was in 2009 when a regulatory affairs colleague at...


In 2008, Daniel Budnitz, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Medication Safety Program in the division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, enlisted the help of private-sector companies, public health agencies, consumer/...


Packaging and labeling are believed to be the cause of 33% of medication errors, claims the 2006 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report "Preventing Medication Errors." To minimize the hazards that could lead to such errors, FDA has published the first...


Packaging innovation was honored at Pharmapack Europe February 10-11 in the 2016 Pharmapack Awards, with four companies recognized in the Exhibitor Innovation...


Dosing and dispensing technology provider Comar LLC has just commissioned its third dosage cup printer. The new production line utilizes Comar’s proprietary approach for matching the correct printing plate to each cup and for ensuring accurate...


Preservatives are typically used in pharmaceuticals to reduce the risk of microbial contamination, but there’s been some concern recently about potential side effects. Pylote SA Cofounder & CEO Loïc Marchin will be speaking at...


Have you considered cybersecurity risk? FDA has just released the new draft guidance, “Postmarket Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices.” 

“A growing number of medical devices are designed to be networked to facilitate patient care...


Antimicrobial additives can be used with polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), and other plastics to inhibit biofilm build up in bottles, medical products, and other plastic items, it is reported.

MicroBlok S and MicroBlok Z from Plastics...


A recent survey of more than a hundred U.S. consumers over 40 years of age finds that more than 80% have trouble reading small print on labels. Jim Rittenburg, Co-Founder of IC Optix...


In February 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced a new policy urging the use of “smart” syringes to promote injection safety. “Transmission of infection through an unsafe injection occurs all over the world,” the WHO states on its ...


Walking through New York City’s Times Square this past June, I noticed a Walgreens ad campaign that was in step with some of the themes discussed during Pharmapack North America 2014’s conference program. By joining...


Patients managing chronic conditions are often self-administering therapy, so their success often rests upon how well they understand such therapy. Education is essential.

When it comes to educating patients, product labeling has...


For better patient outcomes, avoid error-prone packaging features and consult FDA early on during package development.

FDA hopes pharmaceutical manufacturers will address packaging- and labeling- related errors before they even occur. Sound...

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