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An Exhaust Solution for Controlled Environments

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Mixed-flow impellers offer pharmaceutical plants enhanced safety, better plume dispersal, lower emission concentrations and reduced energy costs

Road to RFID Paved with Bar Codes

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Bar codes are the short-term answer, as long as FDA takes the advice of manufacturers in enforcing its regulations, says George Wright IV, vice president of Product Identification & Processing Systems, Inc.

The Next Frontier: Barcoding the Tablet

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John Kawochka, a former tablet handling expert from Pfizer, takes us inside his company’s cutting-edge anti-counterfeiting measures.

Ode to the Code

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RFID can wait. Let’s watch barcoding come into its own, suggests Managing Editor Paul Thomas.

Pharma’s RFID Exhaustion

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There's a belief in some sectors that there's a sort of "exhaustion" setting in concerning radio frequency identification (RFID) for pharma. There's some truth to that view.

Applying PAT Principles to Blister Packaging

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FEA Modeling, 3-D Scanning, and SEM are all part of a “right first time” approach to pharmaceutical packaging.

Ending the Paper Chase

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Electronic notebooks (ELNs) have become a fixture of drug discovery laboratories in the pharmaceutical industry, improving search capabilities, simplifying report generation, enhancing intellectual property protection and facilitating collaboration.

Governance: An Essential Component for Successful Outsourcing

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Successful outsourcing in the pharmaceutical industry requires “governance,” and clear management of communications, performance, change and disputes.

Does Better Packaging Equal Better Patient Compliance?

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Researchers have confirmed a common-sense notion: patient compliance with a prescribed medication regimen increases when the drug packaging is easier to read and understand.

It's a Small(er) World

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Nanotechnology developments illustrate the potential of miniaturization to transform the pharmaceutical industry.

America Needs a Biodefense Pharma Sector

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Congress must fund and energize our biotechnology manufacturers to ensure our security, says the Generic Pharmaceutical Assn. Americans deserve strong protections against bioterrorism, including cutting-edge countermeasures stockpiled and ready for delivery to our nation's population when terror ...

Purdue Pharma Blazes a Trail for Drug Security

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Drug packaging: Purdue Pharma is RFID-tagging bottles of OxyContin and Palladone, taking product safety and supply chain oversight to new levels.

Need RFID? Start Here.

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Pharmaceutical processing & engineering: RFID represents one of the most promising new technologies for supply-chain management, but also one of the most time-consuming to implement. That’s why several companies are now offering "RFID starter kits."

RFID: Where Do We Stand?

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RFID has been a hot topic of conversation, thanks to the mega-retailers, the DOD and the FDA. But actual adoption of the technology has been tepid at best.

Beyond Gen2: The Next Step Toward RFID Ubiquity

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Drug packaging: By the fall of 2005, serious quantities of production level Gen2-compliant RFID tags will become available. This represents a major milestone for deployment of passive tags. Full implementations of the Gen2 standard (generally referred to as the Dense Reader implementation) ...

Inching Closer to Plug-and-Play RFID

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Drug packaging: If RFID is to move forward as a viable, cost-effective technology, plug-and-play technology will have to develop, says Sara Shah, RFID analyst for ABI Reseach (Oyster Bay, N.Y.). Shah answers Pharmaceutical Manufacturing’s questions about the future of RFID and plug-and-play ...

The State of E-Pedigree Laws

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Drug packaging: Coming to a state near you, laws which require certified drug authentication. Florida is leading all states the stringency of its drug pedigree laws. Florida law, effective July 2006, will require pedigrees for all drugs, meaning products must be authenticated and certified — ...

Desperately Seeking Safety: Making Sense of Sterile Package Defects

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Medical device/drug packaging: An Institute of Packaging Professionals task force has launched an effort to determine what packaging defect sizes are dangerous for device and drug/device products.

Mea Culpa by a Big Pharma CEO

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Dr. Peter Rost, vice president of marketing for Pfizer, doesn't always see eye-to-eye with his employer and other large players in the drug industry — which is precisely why he urges everyone to read Pfizer CEO Hank McKinnell's book, "A Call to Action."

Mind Over Metal: Master Impurities

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Pharmaceutical processing & engineering: Metal detectors and x-ray machines are vying for space on the manufacturing line, though both figure to retain key niches.

Difference Makers 2005

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Pharmaceutical Manufacturing is currently accepting nominations for our Difference Makers 2005 awards, a celebration of individuals who move the industry forward and bring out the best in their peers.

Getting Big Protection with Small Technologies

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Pharmaceutical Processing & Engineering: Covert nanotechnology measures are key to a multi-layered approach.

Smarter than “Smart Labels”?

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Radio frequency identification (RFID) is gaining wider adoption among consumer packaged goods (CPG) suppliers, driven in large part by a recent mandate by Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

Best Practices in RFID: Lessons from 1400 Case Studies

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Pharmaceutical processing & engineering: IDTechEx, the U.K.-based consultancy specializing in smart labels and smart packaging, has compiled more than 1,400 case studies of radio frequency identification (RFID) implementations worldwide. Here’s a rundown of key lessons learned.

Brand Protection: Not a Cost, But a Value Enhancement

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Counterfeiting in the pharmaceutical industry is a prevalent factor in the mainstream media, with news stories and television reports hitting the public almost once a week. Yet, there is a widespread perception that not much is being done to protect the drug supply chain and help ensure consumer ...

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