PDA Letter Article

Packaging Critical to Success of Drug Products

by Diane Paskiet, West, and Lei Li, Eli Lilly

Manufacturing Vials

The ultimate goal of any pharmaceutical company is for patients to have access to safe and effective medicines. An integral container closure and delivery/device system plays a critical role in ensuring product quality and patient safety at every stage of the drug product lifecycle. How can we design a container closure system to enable drug delivery that provides comfort and convenience for patients, and ultimately, improves treatment outcomes?