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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has recently issued comprehensive guidance aimed at facilitating compliance with the upcoming changes to medicine packaging requirements set to take effect in 2025 under the Windsor Framework.

This framework, designed to enhance pharmaceutical safety standards, brings significant alterations to the packaging of medicines.

In line with this development, the MHRA has outlined key directives to assist the industry in navigating the evolving landscape of medicine packaging.

Key guidelines released

Under the Windsor Framework, pharmaceutical companies and manufacturers will be required to adhere to stringent regulations governing the packaging of medicines.

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The MHRA’s guidance offers vital insights into these new mandates, ensuring that the industry can meet the standards necessary for safe and effective medication distribution.

Promoting safety and quality

The MHRA’s guidance emphasises the paramount importance of ensuring the safety and quality of medicines through proper packaging.

It underscores the need for pharmaceutical entities to invest in packaging practices that safeguard the integrity of the products while also considering environmental sustainability.

Industry response anticipated

The release of this guidance marks a critical step in preparing the pharmaceutical industry for the impending changes under the Windsor Framework.

Industry stakeholders are expected to review and implement the MHRA’s recommendations to ensure compliance with the evolving packaging requirements, ultimately benefiting both patients and the pharmaceutical sector.