Introduction to the packaging of pharmaceuticals and healthcare products

  • H. Lockhart
  • F. A. Paine


Pharmaceuticals require more detailed packaging than do other sensitive products, such as foods, although there are several similarities in their requirements. Almost every type of modern packaging is used for the wide range of medications and devices now available, but the quantities involved are usually smaller than with foods. Security and integrity of the package are, however, more important and are controlled by licensing arrangements.


Drug Delivery System Unit Dose Healthcare Product Rational Drug Design Blister Pack 
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Further reading

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  5. Packaging Design & Performance. F.A. Paine, Pira International. Leatherhead, UK, 1990.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Lockhart
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • F. A. Paine
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.School of PackagingMichigan State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Center for Food Pharmaceutical ResearchUSA
  3. 3.Committee of RevisionU.S. Pharmacopeial ConventionUSA
  4. 4.School of PackagingMichigan State UniversityUSA
  5. 5.Packaging Technology & ManagementUSA

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