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Dependable Packaging Keeps Medications Effective and Contaminant-Free

Stability studies

Did you know that pharmaceutical packaging must serve a number of different purposes, including preventing contamination, eliminating microbial growth, and keeping medications safe for the duration of shelf lives? There are strict federal regulations for clinical packaging and labelling. Pharmacies depend on precise packing and shipping to keep patients safe, and to abide by the law. What kinds of packaging meet federal guidelines?

Blister Packaging

Blister packaging is typically made from thermoformed plastic or vinyl, with an air-tight aluminum, foil, or plastic backing or seal. Blister packs come in tinted, translucent, and opaque varieties, and most protect contents sensitive to sunlight. These packs safeguard medications from humidity and contamination. Most are produced and packed i