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2 March
2016

Is Your Packaging Appealing to Millennials? 3 Tips

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Millennials — it’s a term you’ll hear often in the coming decade when it comes to marketing. Millennials are people born from around 1980 to 2000, numbering about 90 million. They have unique viewpoints about the world that make them stand out from previous generations, and consequently, their purchasing decisions are oriented around different factors. … Continue reading Is Your Packaging Appealing to Millennials? 3 Tips

1 February
2016

A Look Back: How the Tylenol Crisis of ’82 Changed the World of Pharmaceutical Packaging

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In October of 1982, a tragic case of tampering changed the way Americans consume medication. Tylenol, the leading pain-killer medicine in the U.S. at the time, was faced with a tremendous crisis when it was involved in the deaths of seven Chicago residents. The victims were reported dead after taking extra-strength Tylenol, which were laced … Continue reading A Look Back: How the Tylenol Crisis of ’82 Changed the World of Pharmaceutical Packaging

21 January
2016

Track and Trace: How To Prepare For the Pharmaceutical Serialisation Regulations To Come (Drug Quality and Security Act)

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In the last century technology has made vast leaps in fields like telecommunications, computing, and aerospace, and nowhere is that more true than in medicine. Of course, with these great new powers come great responsibility miles of new red tape and regulations. Can Your Contract Packaging Service Unpack E-Pedigree Serialisation? Remember: you need a pharma packaging company … Continue reading Track and Trace: How To Prepare For the Pharmaceutical Serialisation Regulations To Come (Drug Quality and Security Act)

20 November
2015

Two Types of Blister Packaging Commonly Used in the Pharmaceutical World

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If you’re a typically American consumer, it’s highly likely that you’ve seen products with blister packaging on the shelves of grocery stores, pharmacies, electronic stores, and more. There are many types of blister packaging that help products to achieve certain levels of safety, protection, and display of information. To give you an inside look at … Continue reading Two Types of Blister Packaging Commonly Used in the Pharmaceutical World

27 October
2015

Recent Roundtable Discussion On Pharmaceutical Serialization the First of Its Kind

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Two industry leaders decided it was time to put on a roundtable, or summit of sorts, in order to better improve understanding across the industry and better define the lines of financial and data management responsibilities. Optel Vision and Supply Chain Wizard LLC hosted the first-of-its-kind pharmaceutical serialization meeting specifically for CMOs in Philadelphia earlier … Continue reading Recent Roundtable Discussion On Pharmaceutical Serialization the First of Its Kind

8 September
2015

Rat Poison in Your Viagra? The Dangers of Online Pharmaceuticals

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Counterfeit drug use is a serious problem in America and the world over that has been receiving a great deal of media attention. In late August, CNN.com released an article exploring just how bad the problem has gotten in the United States. Almost half of all Americans report having used a prescription drug in the … Continue reading Rat Poison in Your Viagra? The Dangers of Online Pharmaceuticals

17 August
2015

The OPC Foundation Takes Steps to Create Uniform Serialisation Methods

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With generic drugs making up 80% of the pharmaceutical market, medical packaging companies are constantly waging battle against counterfeit pharmaceuticals. Within the United States, pharmaceutical sales amount to over $2 billion per year; and while the sale of counterfeit drugs only account for 1% of those sales, that’s still $20 million a year, a number … Continue reading The OPC Foundation Takes Steps to Create Uniform Serialisation Methods

15 July
2015

Blister Packaging Is on The Rise

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In the face of counterfeit drug threats, blister packaging is becoming an increasingly popular sterile pharamaceutical packaging method. In a recent report released by Medgadget, it was predicted that pharmaceutical packaging companies would increase the production and manufacturing of blister packaging designs. In fact, pharmaceutical blister packaging is projected to see a Compound Annual Growth … Continue reading Blister Packaging Is on The Rise

9 July
2015

What’s in Your Pill? How Track and Trace Serialisation Seeks to End Counterfeiting

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In the past month, nearly half of U.S. citizens report to having used at least one prescription medication. If you are a part of this 50%, you may be at risk of ingesting fake medication that could either prevent you from recovery, or even worse — make you sicker than you were before. So how … Continue reading What’s in Your Pill? How Track and Trace Serialisation Seeks to End Counterfeiting

30 June
2015

Counterfeit Drugs: How Medical Packaging Companies are Fighting Back

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Drug counterfeiting operations are on the rise. In a recent report, the drug counterfeit industry’s worth adds up to an estimated $2 billion annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 10-30% of drugs in circulation in developing countries are the product of illegal counterfeit packaging. Not only is this illegal industry … Continue reading Counterfeit Drugs: How Medical Packaging Companies are Fighting Back