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FDA Won’t Ban Breast Implants Linked to Cancer

Fri, 2019-05-17 07:00
Textured breast implants have been banned in European countries due to concern they cause cancer, but why won’t the FDA follow suit?

Gilead Donates HIV Drug to Uninsured Patients

Thu, 2019-05-16 11:00
Gilead will give free Truvada pills to 200,000 uninsured patients to help prevent the spread of HIV, but the timing of the announcement is suspect.

Trump Admin Requires Big Pharma to List Drug Prices on TV Ads

Wed, 2019-05-15 11:00
As soon as this summer, pharmaceutical companies will be required to disclose prescription drug prices in television commercials.

5G Infrastructure Will Boost Robot Use in Manufacturing

Wed, 2019-05-15 10:42
Industrial robots are often connected using a wired system because current conventional wireless speeds cannot support the level of speed needed for large scale cloud computing. A 5G infrastructure that carries more wireless data at much faster speeds could change that.

Small Packaging Poses Problems for Cannabis Brands, Too

Wed, 2019-05-15 03:58
An all-too-familiar issue for manufacturers of small pharmaceutical products and medical devices affects cannabis producers' consumer communication.

Google’s AI > Doctors at Diagnosing Lung Cancer

Tue, 2019-05-14 11:00
Google’s artificial intelligence can allegedly identify lung cancer a year before a human doctor can.

Cosmetics Claims: Stay In Your Lane

Tue, 2019-05-14 03:00
Claims to alter one’s appearance are OK, but cosmetics that claim effect on structure or function the body are, legally, drugs.

Pelican BioThermal: Small-Scale, Reusable Blood Transport Container

Mon, 2019-05-13 14:55
Designed for military units, the lightweight Golden Hour One holds a single unit of whole blood and maintains temperature for 18 hours under extreme conditions without external energy.

Thirty Warehouse Improvement Ideas

Mon, 2019-05-13 11:41
Sometimes a simple concept can help to improve time, efficiency and cost in the supply chain warehouse environment.

This Insys Rap Video May Be the Worst Thing to Come out of the Opioid Crisis

Mon, 2019-05-13 11:00
Two Insys Therapeutics salesmen created a distasteful rap video to promote sales of Subsys, the drug company’s opioid product.

Antares Vision: Line Efficiency Monitoring System

Fri, 2019-05-10 12:14
AVionics is designed to utilize data collected for serialization compliance to help improve production practices. The system monitors real-time production status, instant and accumulated speed, overall equipment efficiency and camera performance.

Cell and Gene Therapy: Agility in the Material Supply Chain

Fri, 2019-05-10 12:09
A robust risk assessment and raw material control prove labor-intensive but invaluable for a gene therapy company’s supply chain.

FDA Issues Boxed Warning for Rx Sleeping Pills

Fri, 2019-05-10 07:00
U.S. drug regulators have applied a strict new warning for sleeping pills in hopes of preventing dangerous behavior.

Theft and Sabotage in the Supply Chain is Big Business

Thu, 2019-05-09 16:28
Supply chain theft is estimated at $35-40 billion per year in the US, and today’s threats to the commercial supply chain are different than those of the past. Logistics companies are perfect targets, and those that aren’t aware of the changes are more likely to fall prey.

Hammer of Justice Falls on Opioid Execs

Thu, 2019-05-09 11:00
The founder and four executives of Insys Therapeutics were convicted of bribing doctors to prescribe addictive painkillers.

Secondary Packaging Operations Adopting Robots at a Blistering Pace

Thu, 2019-05-09 10:08
A new study from PMMI Business Intelligence reveals growth in use of robots throughout packaging but the demands of e-commerce fulfillment are revolutionizing end of line packaging operations, in particular.

Ghana Now Houses the Largest Drone Delivery Network for Vaccines

Wed, 2019-05-08 11:00
With help from the Vaccine Alliance, Ghana just launched a drone network that will serve up to 12 million people.

Mayo Clinic’s Supply Chain Transformational Change

Wed, 2019-05-08 09:18
From 2016-2018 the Mayo Clinic implemented a new data management program called Supply Plus. Supply Plus was the solution to an evolving (and sometime inefficient) supply chain, and the inherent issues associated with a data-intensive management system that was located across several states.

Cannabis Brand Garden Society Incorporates Recyclable, Child-Resistant Packaging

Wed, 2019-05-08 04:08
When upgrading their packaging for CA compliance, the company found tamper-evident stickers and child-resistant boxes and cartons that maintain the botanical aesthetic.

Single-Use Bags Offer Durability in Bulk Cold Chain Shipping

Tue, 2019-05-07 14:15
The containers are designed to remain durable after freezing at -86°C for global shipping of biopharmaceutical intermediates.