Pharmaceutical labeling solutions specialist Schreiner MediPharm and packaging manufacturer Edelmann have jointly developed a new booklet label system that allows consumers to access product information without opening the packaging.
Compliant with the EU Falsified Medicines Directive 2011/62/EU, the new Booklet-Label provides information on the exterior of the folding cartons, thereby eliminating the need to open the seal for accessing the information.
The EU directive requires a security seal for the outer or secondary packaging of medicines to prevent the products from the risk of manipulations.
The Booklet-Label features a security colour-shifting ink that is believed to protect against counterfeiting.
This multi-page solution, which can be easily opened and closed via a top layer of film, will also offer multilingual product information.
Schreiner MediPharm US president Gene Dul said: "The solution that has been jointly developed with Edelmann maintains the integrity of the folding carton while allowing easy access to the package insert.
"In addition to helping pharmacists comply with new regulations, the Booklet-Label also benefits consumers. Since the booklet is firmly attached to the package, it is less likely to be misplaced."
Based in Germany, Schreiner MediPharm has been providing speciality pharmaceutical labeling solutions for more than 60 years.
Edelmann develops and manufactures folding cartons, leaflets and system solutions at 13 locations from Germany, France and Eastern Europe to Mexico, India and China.
Image: The package insert is easy to access by pharmacists and patients without affecting the first-opening protection of the pack. Photo: courtesy of Schreiner Group.