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Is FDA Rule 21CFR314.70 a Case of “Shackled Freedom”?

November 19, 2015 | by Girish Malhotra, PE, CPhI Annual Report expert of EPCOT International | Comments

Girish Malhotra discusses the FDA's Rule 21CFR314.70, and whether it is a case of “shackled freedom” for pharmaceutical manufacturing.


A Shifting in the Wind

November 5, 2015 3:11 pm | by Meg Snyder, Editor, @PharmProEditor | Comments

New digital tools emerge to offer manufacturers another option for data management.


The Proactive Pessimist: Surveying the Landscape for the Next Pandemic

October 30, 2015 2:32 pm | by Meg Snyder, Editor, @PharmProEditor | Comments

The summer of 2014 brought with it the like we haven't seen in years: the outbreak of a deadly virus. Since that time, experts have immersed themselves in the creation of a vaccine for Ebola and outbreak preparation. 


Biogen's Corporate Restructuring: For Good or Ill?

October 21, 2015 10:13 am | by Meg Snyder, Editor, @PharmProEditor | Comments

A press release reported that Biogen plans to cut about 11 percent of its workforce for the purpose of "refocusing its research on treatments for Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis"—an update that I found rather contradictory, given the entirety of several press releases on the matter.  


Full Steam Ahead

October 15, 2015 12:08 pm | by Meg Snyder, Editor, @PharmProEditor | Comments

Meg Snyder, the new Editor of Pharmaceutical Processing, divulges some of the behind the scenes information about the October 2015 edition: biosimilars, botanicals, and more. 


Uniquity 2015, Day 2: Global Counterfeiting & Company/Consumer Safety

October 9, 2015 2:56 pm | by Meg Snyder, Editor, @PharmProEditor | Comments

On the second and final day of Systech’s 2015 Uniquity Global Conference, speakers delved into topics such as global counterfeiting, company safety, and consumer safety.


Uniquity 2015, Day 1: Delving Into the Future & Implementation of Serialization

October 8, 2015 6:15 pm | by Meg Snyder, Editor, @PharmProEditor | Comments

The first day of the 2015 Uniquity conference concludes, but not without giving attendees much to ponder on regarding serialization.

Destroying Certain Imported Drugs: A New Rule to Protect Patients

October 1, 2015 9:25 am | by Howard Sklamberg and Melinda K. Plaisier | Comments

Two of the FDA's experts discuss the FDA's recent publishing of the final rule implementing section 708 of the FDASIA.


Pharmaceutical Processing Welcomes New Editor, Meg Snyder

September 16, 2015 6:55 am | by Meg Snyder, Editor, @PharmProEditor | Comments

Meg Snyder joins the Pharmaceutical Processing team as Editor. 


Pharma Industry Accounts for Strongest Growth in Flexible Packaging

August 6, 2015 12:46 pm | by Tom Egan, vice president, Industry Services, PMMI | Comments

The global flexible packaging segment of pharmaceuticals is projected to be worth over $11 billion by 2019.

The State of Pharmaceutical Packaging: 1207 Revisions, Biologics Will Play Key Roles

August 4, 2015 1:20 pm | by Randolph Fillmore, ISPE writer | Comments

Some estimates point to biologics as making up more than 60 percent of the drugs currently in clinical development and predict that 50 percent of all pharmaceuticals will be biologics by 2020.

Learning my role in my own patient-centered care

July 23, 2015 10:32 am | by Kim Blanton, Winterville, North Carolina | Comments

What started out as a bad case of the flu 14 years ago became a journey of more than 100 emergency room visits and hospital re-admissions, countless lab tests and numerous specialists. I became a case study of what happens when lack of patient engagement meets up with uncoordinated care.

Preserving the past

July 23, 2015 9:50 am | by Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of industrial automation components, European Automation | Comments

It’s an undeniable fact that at some stage in your existence, you’re going to want to change and upgrade something about your life. Whether it’s your car or your partner, it’s rarely a simple procedure and the idea of change can be a little scary sometimes.

Can technology come to the rescue of the global diabetes epidemic?

July 22, 2015 12:03 pm | by Erez Raphael, CEO, LabStyle Innovations | Comments

A recent study, published in the British medical journal The Lancet, reported a 45 percent rise in the prevalence of diabetes worldwide from 1990 to 2013. The majority the rise was in Type 2 Diabetes, the most common form of the disease ...

HHS: We’re putting people at the center of their care

July 15, 2015 9:35 am | by Nancy Beran, HHS | Comments

I went into medicine for one reason: I wanted to help people. And five years ago, my practice was fortunate enough to embark on a transformation that helped us provide our patients with greater access to higher quality care.

Who’s buying medical marijuana?

July 15, 2015 7:28 am | by Jason Lomberg, Editor, @PharmProEditor | Comments

So it turns out recreational marijuana users are more diverse than your average Grateful Dead fan. According to a recent Forbes expose, pot aficionados in Seattle include everyone from curious tourists to medicinal marijuana patients and baby boomers hoping to recapture their youth.


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