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Category list : Drug packaging

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  • One in five cannot read small print on medicine labels Subscription

    15 SEP 2001 0:00

    One in five people in the United Kingdom cannot read medicine labels because the print is too small, according to the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB).

  • The science and regulation of packaging Subscription

    7 JAN 2010 17:20

    The current regulatory landscape for pharmaceutical packaging and the analytical strategies to assess the quality, safety and efficacy of product packaging were examined at a recent symposium. Joseph Chamberlain reports  

  • The package user test: a method for improving medicines packaging Subscription

    1 MAR 2014 By Ian Lewin, Julie Musk

    This paper describes a new performance-based package user test that has the potential to improve drug package design and therefore reduce drug selection errors.

  • A retrograde step to 30-day packs Subscription

    19 APR 2014 By Peter McAuley

    I note with dismay the announcement in the PJ that the Femara packaging has been switched from a 28-pack to 30-day pack. (PJ 2014;292:292).

  • Packaging needs to be taken into account Subscription

    10 JUL 2014 By Carole Hutchinson

    Although the research that has been done on the packaging issue is a step in the right direction, I believe the variation of packaging of the same product should also be taken into account.

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    Is it art to exploit the drug industry’s designs?

    6 NOV 2014 By Andrew Haynes
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    The Paul Stolper Gallery is hosting the latest pharmacy-inspired Damien Hirst exhibition. Andrew Haynes questions whether this is art or exploitation.

  • Medicines compliance aid database Subscription

    18 NOV 2014 10:06

    UK Medicines Information (UKMi) has developed a medicines compliance aid database that makes recommendations on the suitability of solid dose forms for transfer from the manufacturers’ original packaging to multi-compartment compliance aids. The database should be used alongside the Royal Pharmaceutical Society guidance about ‘Improving ...

  • Recivit sublingual tablets recall Subscription

    19 NOV 2014 14:37

    The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has issued a company-led recall for specific batches of Recivit (fentanyl citrate; Grünenthal) sublingual tablets. This is because there is a possibility that certain batches will have blisters that have tablets missing or contain two tablets in a single blister cavity.

  • GlaxoSmithKline will change colour of Relvar Ellipta inhaler from blue to yellow after respiratory health professionals warned that patients could be confused

    GlaxoSmithKline revises colour and labelling of Relvar Ellipta inhaler Subscription

    10 DEC 2014 10:07 By Ingrid Torjesen

    GlaxoSmithKline is changing the colour of its Relvar Ellipta inhaler from blue to yellow after respiratory health professionals warned that patients could be confused.

  • Risk of hyperglycaemia for diabetes patients using faulty insulin pens Subscription

    17 DEC 2014 16:45

    People with diabetes using insulin pens from a number of faulty batches manufactured by Owen Mumford are at risk of hyperglycaemia.

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