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Descriptor English: Drug Packaging
Descriptor Spanish: Embalaje de Medicamentos
Descriptor Portuguese: Embalagem de Medicamentos
Descriptor French: Emballage de médicament
Entry term(s): Container, Drug
Containers, Drug
Drug Container
Drug Containers
Drug Containers and Closures
Drug Packagings
Packaging, Drug
Packagings, Drug
Tree number(s): E05.916.320
J01.576.655.750.321
J01.576.761.300
VS2.002.002.001.001.002
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D004349
Scope note: Containers, packaging, and packaging materials for drugs and BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS. These include those in ampule, capsule, tablet, solution or other forms. Packaging includes immediate-containers, secondary-containers, and cartons. In the United States, such packaging is controlled under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act which also stipulates requirements for tamper-resistance and child-resistance. Similar laws govern use elsewhere. (From Code of Federal Regulations, 21 CFR 1 Section 210, 1993) DRUG LABELING is also available.
Annotation: includes containers, packaging methods, packaging materials; IM; DRUG LABELING is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
Previous Indexing: Drug Industry (1966-1967)
Pharmacy (1966-1967)
Public MeSH Note: 78; was DRUG CONTAINERS AND CLOSURES 1968-77
Online Note: use DRUG PACKAGING to search DRUG CONTAINERS AND CLOSURES 1968-77
History Note: 78; was DRUG CONTAINERS AND CLOSURES 1968-77
DeCS ID: 4411
Unique ID: D004349
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1968/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/10
Drug Packaging - Preferred
Concept UI M0006838
Scope note Containers, packaging, and packaging materials for drugs and BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS. These include those in ampule, capsule, tablet, solution or other forms. Packaging includes immediate-containers, secondary-containers, and cartons. In the United States, such packaging is controlled under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act which also stipulates requirements for tamper-resistance and child-resistance. Similar laws govern use elsewhere. (From Code of Federal Regulations, 21 CFR 1 Section 210, 1993) DRUG LABELING is also available.
Preferred term Drug Packaging
Entry term(s) Drug Packagings
Packaging, Drug
Packagings, Drug
Drug Containers and Closures - Narrower
Concept UI M0006837
Preferred term Drug Containers and Closures
Entry term(s) Container, Drug
Containers, Drug
Drug Container
Drug Containers



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