Pharma industry leaders, including Novartis CEO Joe Jimenez and Merck & Co. chief Kenneth Frazier, got their marching orders from President Donald Trump on Tuesday morning. Lower your prices, deliver "better" innovation and "move your companies back" to the U.S.
Undocumented dosing non-adherence in drug development results in poor-quality data or even the failure of the trial. Ward Smith, director of marketing at Keystone Folding Box Company, explains how smart packaging can provide real-time information for accurate data capture.
This edition is one in the ONdrugDelivery series of publications from Frederick Furness Publishing. Each issue focuses on a specific topic within the field of drug delivery, and is supported by industry leaders in that field.
"So the question is how do we provide for the pain needs of our patients, and the need to be responsible in preventing the diversion of these medications." - Roger Fillingim, PhD, president of the American Pain Society
The study was supported by a grant from Nurse Practitioner Health Foundation. Information Mediary provided reduced pricing for the eCAPs.
In this article, the author examines the growth of the RFID industry,
The Med-ic 21 Dose Multi-Med Pharmacy Seal Pack was initially developed for a study to monitor Hepatitis C. The package provides large blisters for multiple dosages, is easily filled at the Pharmacy level and can be heat or cold sealed, depending upon the pharmacy requirements.
One of the judges was very impressed with the Med-ic Multi-Med Pharmacy Seal Pack and commented, "This package is quite unique-especially with a way to transmit information about adherence to the pharmacist straight from the packaging. The ECM tag is a great feature that does not require a patient report of behavior. The simple act of opening a blister pack becomes both a way to get the patient needed medication, but also gather data on adherence.
and the increasing applications and benefits of this system of monitoring.
DHL Global Forwarding Life Sciences Conference works with global partners and customers to bring tangible solutions to the problems of managing the health products supply chain. Log-ic is proud to be part of the future of supply chain logistics.
The low proportion of people selected from the general population who were capable of sustaining satisfactory compliance to antihypertension medication may correspond to the maximum effectiveness of medication interventions based on a screening and treatment strategy in the general population. The results stress the need for both high-risk and population approaches to improve hypertension control.
Intelligent Devices Inc., a subsidiary of Information Mediary Corp (IMC), in partnership with Evidencia LLP and Prodecom, announce that the entire line of Log-ic ThermAssureRF devices have received EN12830, IP68, and COFRAC certifications from the French Institute Cemafroid, a United Nations- and World Health Organization (WHO)-authorized testing and certification laboratory.
According to a recent informal poll of Healthcare Packaging (HCP) readers, half the respondents agreed that packaging should enter the stream at the beginning of the clinical trial. An encouraging number, considering the metamorphosis the primary package will likely undergo as the drug formulation continues to change during the course of the trial.
IDTechEx staged its annual conference on Active RFID and Real Time Locating Systems RTLS in Dallas USA 5-6 December. Delegates at over 240 and exhibitors at 20 were again sharply up, reflecting this prosperous and innovative industry. Here we look at aspects relevant to printed electronics. Passive RFID is most amenable to being totally printed because, in most cases, the logic consists of just a memory chip. However, although printing the microprocessors commonly used in active RFID is probably ten years off, the opportunity to print the antennas, sensors, interconnects and batteries is much closer. The primary motivation is to make these devices thinner, flexible and lower in cost.
Winners of the first RFID Excellence in Business Awards, announced today at CMP Technology's RFID World 2007 conference and exhibition, highlight the industry's diversity as well as the business benefits organizations are gaining from this innovative technology. Using RFID, honorees achieved 30 to 50 percent reductions in inventory and labor costs, respectively; 100 percent tag read rates despite temperature and humidity challenges and a 100 times reduction in cost compared with a Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking option.
In October 2006, shipments of Fluvirin influenza vaccine by Novartis arrived at Cardinal Health Care “in either a frozen state and/or below the required storage temperature,” according to a statement on FDA’s Web site. The frozen Fluvirin, which was supplied in 5-ml multidose vials bearing the Chiron Vaccines label, apparently didn’t put patients at any particular risk other than having to be revaccinated. Novartis hasn’t named the cause of the temperature excursion.
Global experts in respiratory disease have called for an immediate increase in efforts to improve the treatment and management of COPD exacerbations. The ‘call' follows heightened political interest in the disease in the UK following recent announcements by the Health Secretary[i] and Chief Medical Officer[ii]. The Exacerbations Taskforce, an international multidisciplinary group of respiratory experts, has published its recommendations in the latest issue of the Primary Care Respiratory Journal[iii].
The market for smart pharma packaging will grow to $1.7bn (€1.3bn) in 2013 from the current $21m, driven by the need for new clinical trial compliance-and brand protection measures, according to a new forecast report.
Information Mediary Corporation has a unique device and software solution to one of the most persistent problems in clinical trials: noncompliance. Its Med-ic ECM (Electronic Compliance Monitor) can be used with any blister package to track medication use without active patient input.
New pharmaceutical packaging for prescription-drug and clinical-trial patients uses electronics to monitor and record drug compliance, which is becoming increasingly critical as the U.S. faces nearly $100 billion in annual healthcare costs related to noncompliance.
New InstaCure formulations allow printing of RFID antennas and complex electronic circuitry, including flexible paper sensors (package security), sensor grids (pharmaceutical packaging monitors), keypads (disposable electronic paper diaries) and backplane components (flexible displays).
The Med-ic eCap uses radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology to track the use of medication without any input from the patient, according to IMC. It consists of an RFID sensor that is embedded in the bottle closure and records when the bottle is opened and closed. The usage data is read using a reader; IMC's CertiScan Software allows the physician, researcher or pharmacist to review the data.
The use of electronic compliance packaging continues to grow, with two recently launched products joining the fray. MeadWestvaco Healthcare Packaging (Mebane, NC) has begun initial testing of Cerepak, an electronic update of its award-winning Dosepak package. Information Mediary Corp. (Ottawa, ON, Canada), meanwhile, is currently testing the Med-ic ECM (electronic compliance monitor) blister package.
Dr. Allan Wilson speaks at the 3rd Annual Forum on Patient Compliance and Persistency, Philadelphia
April 19 2004
Topic: Accelerating Clinical Research through ECM and Digital Packaging: Electronic compliance monitoring (ECM) has evolved over the last decade to where it is now a powerful tool for clinical trials research. Seamlessly integrated into standard medication packaging, ECM offers numerous scenarios for high return on investment (ROI). Professor Wilson will review the evolution of ECM and will present Monte Carlo results showing dramatically the advantages of ECM.
The patient could be reminded by an alarm to take the next dosage. However, with the upwelling of interest in anti-counterfeiting and tamper resistance, the ECM might find its niche as a solution for that problem as well.
FDA News: The new initiative includes creating an internal task force to explore the use of modern technologies and other measures such as stronger enforcement that will make it more difficult for counterfeit drugs to get distributed with - or deliberately substituted for -- safe and effective drugs.
Drug Store News, Chain Pharmacy: The Med-ic Electronic Compliance Monitor could help enhance patient care by automatically tracking the day and time that a patient breaks open a blister foil to take prescribed medication.
CPC Healthcare Communications Whitepaper Series: Patient non-compliance is somewhat of a mystery among pharmaceutical manufacturers today, with the majority of them accepting the inevitable fact that a large percentage of their consumers will be non-compliant. These same manufacturers pour millions of dollars into research and development, and into launching a new prescription, but do little to ensure compliance.
Elsevier Patient Education and Counseling:This study examined whether a self-management intervention based on feedback of adherence performance and principles of social cognitive theory improves adherence to antiretroviral dosing schedules. Forty-three individuals with HIV/AIDS who were starting or switching to a new protease inhibitor regimen were randomly assigned to be in a medication self-management program or usual care control group.
CPES is Canada’s premier conference and trade show exhibition for printable, flexible and wearable electronics (PE).
CPES2017 is the place for PE industrial companies and end-users to meet and discuss how they can work together to commercialize new products and applications. Academic researchers can discover how they can link their research to market needs and opportunities.