Blog Posts by Desmond Hunt

Developing Quality Standards for Metal Packaging Used in Drug Products

Standards for Metal Packaging

Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., USP’s Senior Scientific Liaison, provides insight into metal packaging systems for drugs and how USP standards can support quality in this field. Dr. Hunt works closely with USP’s Expert Committee on Packaging and Distribution—the volunteer experts who serve as key decision-makers in the USP standards-setting process. Learn more.

 
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USP Q&A: Standards for Plastic Packaging Systems for Drug Products

USP standards for plastic packaging systems for drugs

Plastic packaging systems play an important role in protecting the drugs we use. However, a drug’s packaging must be compatible with the product and not compromise its stability, efficacy or safety. USP’s Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., provides insight into plastic packaging systems for drugs and how USP standards can support quality in this field.

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Biologics Present New Challenges for Packaging

Packaging for Biologics

One of the most transformative trends in pharma in recent years has been the explosive growth in biologic drug development. While these medicines have opened doors for treating many different cancers, autoimmune disorders, and chronic diseases such as diabetes, biologics have presented some new challenges related to packaging systems.

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Controlling for Particulate Matter in Injectable Drug Products

Contamination of Injectable drug products

Particulate matter in injectable drug products have been the reason for many recent drug recalls. In this blog post, Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., discusses sources of particulate matter and how to control them in the manufacturing process. 

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4 Ways to Protect Your Medicines and Your Family During Summer

Summer Protection of Medicines

In the hustle and bustle of summer activities, there are some simple things about daily life that can be easily overlooked. One of them is proper handling and storing of medicines when your family’s regular routine changes. This article offers four tips for protecting your medicines during the hectic summer months.

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