In a joint project with packaging manufacturer Edelmann, Schreiner MediPharm has developed a multi-page booklet-label that makes important product information accessible on the exterior of folding cartons. The new solution, which Schreiner says eliminates the need for pharmacists or consumers to first open a package before obtaining detailed product information, meets related requirements of the EU Falsified Medicines Directive 2011/62/EU.
To eliminate the need for the package’s opening, Schreiner MediPharm worked with Edelmann, a supplier of folding boxes, to combine a folding box with a booklet-label applied to the outside.With traditional packages, Schreiner states that pharmacists can only read the package insert after destroying the seal, which is meant to form a barrier and serve as a first-opening indication.
“The solution that has been jointly developed with Edelmann maintains the integrity of the folding carton while allowing easy access to the package insert,” says Gene Dul, president of Schreiner MediPharm U.S. “In addition to helping pharmacists comply with new regulations, the booklet-label also benefits consumers. Since the booklet is firmly attached to the package, it is less likely to be misplaced.”
Among other measures, the EU directive requires a security seal for the outer or secondary packaging of medicines, in order to prevent risk of manipulations.
The multi-page Booklet-Label is applied to the outer packaging, and it allows for multi-lingual product information to be easily accessible and readily visible without damaging the original package, according to Schreiner. The booklet-label adheres to folding cartons and is easy to open and close again via a top layer of film that serves as a cover. The Booklet-Label also is equipped with a security, color-shifting ink for integrated protection against counterfeiting.
Schreiner MediPharm has been a Germany-based global provider of specialty pharmaceutical labeling solutions for more than 60 years.
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