Healthcare Packaging News and Top Issues October 2023

Flexible packaging trends, Oxycodone-related recall, sustainable pharma packaging market, cute animal packaging, environmental impact of packaging in the OR, and more.

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Packaging departments of medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers need to keep up with regulatory updates, sustainability solutions, new technologies, and major issues impacting their packaging decisions. On a regular basis, Packaging Digest finds and reposts related healthcare packaging news, videos, and opinions found on social media, with the most recent “find” at the top.

Here is the stream of curated news and developments from October 2023. Click here to see the latest additions for the current month.

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Association advocates for medical leaflets in Europe.

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Sanner's new facility meets packaging and device CDMO requirements.

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Reducing medical plastic waste.

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The quest for sustainable medical packaging.

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Flexible packaging trends.

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Sonoco closes plant, eliminates jobs.

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FDA recall after rogue Oxycodone found on Betaxolol production line.

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Sustainable pharma packaging expected to reach $226.7 billion.

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Assets of Leeds-based pharmaceutical packaging firm up for sale.

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Partnership turns into acquisition for Sharp and Berkshire Sterile Manufacturing.

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Cute animal packaging aids children’s healing.

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A firsthand look at the environmental impact of packaging in the operating room.


ExxonMobil hosts webinar to discuss Vistamaxx for healthcare packaging.

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For earlier Healthcare Packaging News and Top Issues items, click here.

About the Author(s)

Lisa McTigue Pierce

Executive Editor, Packaging Digest

Lisa McTigue Pierce is Executive Editor of Packaging Digest. She’s been a packaging media journalist since 1982 and tracks emerging trends, new technologies, and best practices across a spectrum of markets for the publication’s global community. Reach her at [email protected] or 630-272-1774.

Kassandra Kania

Freelance Writer

Kassandra Kania is a freelance writer based in Charlotte, NC. She has written extensively about healthcare packaging for a variety of publications.

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