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The Importance of Correct Pharmaceutical Labelling

By aisltd, Monday, 27th March 2017 | 0 comments
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The pharmaceutical industry has some extremely stringent guidelines around how drugs and other products are labelled. This is why it is important to choose a high-quality Label Printer such as those we at AIS Ltd can supply.

With the recent changes made to the regulations on pharmaceutical labelling it is time to make sure your packaging is up to standard.

Importance of correct labels

The obvious consequence of improper labelling is that a patient ends up with the wrong medicine or the wrong strength. In an extreme case this could cause serious harm, or even result in the death of the patient.

Poorly labelled products make life harder in the dispensary as well. If the Pharmacist needs to squint to read the details or cannot find crucial information quickly and easily, then it is more likely they will make a mistake and again it is the patient that suffers.

A further consequence could come right back up the supply chain. If batch numbers are not clear, and, in the event of a problem necessitating a recall, it may be impossible to isolate the offending products which could mean greater financial losses if larger quantities need to be disposed of.

Quality labelling

A poor quality printer will make mistakes. Even if your quality control spots the issue before your product is shipped you will still need to spend time, and money, relabelling or disposing of the faulty batch. And, if it somehow slips the net, not only will you be forced to accept a return, but your reputation as a reliable supplier will also be damaged.

Get it right the first time

So, as you can see, it is vitally important to choose a good label printer for your production line. It needs to be capable of printing on your packaging clearly and include all relevant information. A high quality machine will minimise mistakes and improve consistency across your product range.

If you’re looking for label printers that will make life easier for you, your business and your end users, then here at AIS Ltd, we’d be happy to help supply the printer that works best for your needs. Contact us today if you have an immediate requirement.