Why pharmaceutical companies need to invest in proof reading software for their product package

One of the greatest threats to pharmaceutical companies is legal action from individuals and entities from the use and misuse of their products. Throughout the years, lawsuits costing millions due to mislabeled medication and supplies have led to the ruin of many competitors in the industry. A recall would be the least damage a pharmaceutical company could face. Compliance issues with the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHPRA) and the potential loss of patients’ lives could permanently ruin the reputation of the company.

Defects in product packaging could mean negative drug interactions, improper drug administration and unintended critical dosage that are potentially life-threatening to many patients. Healthcare providers and clinical institutions could also bear the brunt of such errors as they are an intermediary between pharmaceutical companies and consumers. Any of these instances could mean regulatory breaches that eventually lead to large-scale penalties and difficulties in securing future permits.

The current procedure of relying on quality control inspectors is not enough to guarantee that thousands of batches of products’ labels and components are thoroughly checked and are made in perfect condition. In addition, no definite number of ISO certifications could assure consumers of their safety. Human error can always be a factor if defects go unnoticed.

Nonetheless, it is possible to avoid errors in product packaging with the help of quality control software. Using the latest technology in label screening and translation, barcode detection and ingredient specification checking, companies are assured that their products pass regulatory standards and are fit for public consumption. The slightest differences in label color, spelling or translation in multiple languages can be detected effectively within a short period. This also assures pharmaceutical companies that specific instructions in terms of international and local product delivery are strictly followed by transportation providers all over the world.