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Just under four million illegal tablets were seized in Germany in 2015 alone – this figure is four times as high as in 2014. Photo: Tablets at customs © Schlierner/Fotolia.com

Pharmaceutical packaging: safety a top priority


Country-specific comparative studies, as-is states and outlooks for the future market situation due to counterfeited pharmaceuticals make it clear what the packaging industry will be faced with. The USA and Canada are considered especially effective in combating illegal drugs.
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Patient safety and user friendliness are top priorities: the Amber® Pen makes for interactive applications through an NFC chip integrated in the label. Photo: Schreiner Group

Added Security and Convenience


The International Patient Safety Day has already drawn public attention to the increasing demand for safe packaging solutions. Confusion of drugs, handling problems or counterfeits are just some of the challenges facing the packaging industry over the coming years.
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New trends in pharmaceutical packaging


The falsified Medicines Directive requires all packaging in the pharmaceutical sector in the EU to bear an individual serial number by 2019. This obliges packaging service providers for the pharmaceutical sector to implement measures for the serialisation of medicine packaging within 3 years
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Convenient removal of product leaflet from separate compartment. © Gerresheimer AG

Will electronic displays take the place of paper labels in future?


Interactive displays instead of printed instructions for use on paper: this packaging solution might turn into reality very soon. More and more drug and food companies are relying on this innovative technology hoped to both support patients and prevent counterfeiting.
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Temperature monitoring for goods liable to cooling. © UPS

It’s a patient, not a product - Drugs liable to cooling are subject to special provisions


"It’s a patient, not a product" says the sign on the wall of UPS Healthcare’s packaging hall. And this is precisely the point for highly sensitive drugs. From production to arrival at their destination some goods travel for weeks, especially in international shipping. An uninterrupted cool chain is ensured by appropriate packaging.
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Now also available in colour: the safe 'FlexiCap' for bottles. © Schreiner MediPharm

Innovative pharmaceutical packaging: beautiful, safe and sustainable


Once a year employees of the Internet platform Healthcare Packaging recognise outstanding pharmaceutical packaging designs. For 2016 the results are in – and below we introduce you to seven of the 20 particularly user-friendly, sustainable, innovative or original winners.
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Narrow temperature limits for the transport of medicinal products


Since 2013 the so-called GDP Guideline have been in force in the EU they govern the transport conditions for chilled medicinal products, to name but one product. Special insulated cool packs are designed to make sure that drugs reach patients at the right temperature.
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Keeping cool with wool


The new LifeGuardian box is 100 per cent wool-based and designed for transporting and storing temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products at 2-8°C for up to 150 hours without loss of efficacy.
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©Takeda Pharma Vertrieb GmbH & Co. KG

Firmly glued - for safer drug packaging


To the tune of 10% of all medicinal products available on the market today are counterfeits, says the World Health Organization (WHO), and can cause serious health consequences in patients. The Anti-Counterfeiting Directive 2011/62/EU is hoped to make drug packaging in the EU safer.
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© Saueressig

Talking pill boxes


The future of the pharmaceutical industry is set to embrace communicative packaging with NFC technology as well as organic and printed electronic applications. Drugs manufacturers around the globe are keen to implement new types of boxes, tins and blister packages which are apparently both user-friendly and forge-proof.
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