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TABLETS & CAPSULES Tablets & Capsules (ISSN 1549-9928 print; ISSN 1938-9159 online) is published by CSC Publishing, Inc, 1155 Northland Drive, Saint Paul, MN 55120. w w w . t a b l e t s c a p s u l e s . c o m October 2018 Volume 16 Number 7 With stricter regulations, both in the US and abroad, and increasing threats to the supply chain, quality, validation, and regulatory compli- ance have never been more important. This issue of Tablets & Capsules includes a roundup of products that test for quality as well as articles exploring topics such as FDA mutual recognition agreements, using DNA molecular t a g g a n t s t o i m p r o v e p a t i e n t safety, and excipient quality stan- dards. This issue also includes articles on the bene ts of blister packs, the practical implementation of UV lasermarkingon solid dosage forms, and loss-in-weight feeder performance. quality, validation, & regulatory compliance Mutual recognition agreements and other FDA activities for monitoring the US drug product supply chain 12 James Evans Issue focus: Quality, validation, and regulatory compliance 16 Back page 48 Chris Coker and Brian Garrett blister packaging Blister packaging: A survey of what's available 20 Blister packaging: Bene ts, trends, and innovations 22 Tom Egan tablet & capsule identi cation Direct UV laser marking of tablets and capsules 25 Igor Murokh DNA molecular taggants: A hidden key to pharmaceutical patient safety 33 Judy Murrah Tablet & capsule identi cation: A survey of what's available 37 also in this issue AAPS PharmSci360 preview 18 Using trending capabilities to troubleshoot continuous feeder performance problems 38 Sharon Nowak Eye on Excipients 43 Jim Morris departments Research 6 Markets 6 Industry news 8 Industry innovations 45 Calendar 46 Supplier news 47 People news 47 Advertiser index 47 Spotlight on Nutraceuticals 32A (This section appears four times yearly in issues delivered to our nutraceutical readership.)

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