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Labeling Best Practice in a Challenging Manufacturing Landscape – Survival guide for pharmaceutical companies

23-Mar-2017
Labeling Best Practice in a Challenging Manufacturing Landscape – Survival guide for pharmaceutical companies
The number of challenges for the global pharmaceutical industry is perhaps higher than ever before. Competitive pressures, new stipulations from governments and regulators, products coming off patent and market pricing pressures have combined: pharmaceutical companies are increasingly obliged to seek competitive advantage through efficiency and cost reduction measures.

Among the available options, labeling technology offers many opportunities for pharmaceutical companies to successfully tackle rising challenges, as this white paper demonstrates.

A typical wish list for a major pharmaceutical company would be to:
  • Align and harmonize label requirements
  • Establish ownership and governance for label content, including creation and maintenance of layouts, outside the company’s IT department
  • Reduce the number of label layouts, particularly redundant layouts due to different systems
  • Transition from paper-based labeling catalogs to digital document management systems
  • Reduce the amount of development required to a minimum
  • Split data and design modeling
  • Enable compliance with increasing regulatory requirements
  • Minimize the need for relabeling

In this white paper, we set out seven current challenges for the pharmaceutical industry, together with proposed solutions that will help companies to understand labeling in the context of these challenges.

The potential impact from straightforward changes in labeling processes may be surprising to many in the industry.

To read the full white paper click here.