Pharmaceutical Labels


Guide for Proper Labeling of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Products

Today, label printing is used in almost every industry and the pharmaceutical industry is not an exception.

Like all labels, pharmaceutical labels identify the brand and product details. It also provides important regulatory information. As well, it enables users to distinguish a particular product from other similar products.

There are two types of labels used for pharmaceutical products, i.e. Manufacturer Labels and Dispensing Labels.

Manufacturer Label-This label contains drug information for the use of pharmacists, nurses and medical practitioners. It is provided by the drug manufacturers, distributors, and packagers.

Dispensing Label-The information on dispensing label includes name and quantity of a drug, patient name, instructions for use, the name and address of the pharmacy, and other information.

Pharmaceutical industry labels include labeling for drugs, additives, supplements, and vitamins. Kieran Label Corporation (KLC) has decades of experience serving this market. We will work with your artwork and specifications to provide high-quality pressure-sensitive labels at affordable prices.

Our design, production, and management teams have extensive knowledge working with the pharmaceutical market. Partner with us to ensure you receive the best quality labels for both manufacturer and dispensing products.

Labeling Responsibilities for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations require that all labels for healthcare or pharmaceutical industry must meet specific rules, and be designed and printed such that they can be easily read and adhere to products in varying environmental conditions they must endure throughout the processes of storage, distribution, and use.

Kieran Label makes sure that your printed labels will be visible throughout the product lifecycle. We also work closely with you to ensure the font color, size, and format work well with the base material.

Legal Requirements for Printing Pharmaceutical Labeling

  • The official name of the product
  • Active and inactive ingredients
  • Registration number
  • Strength and dosage
  • Uses of drug
  • Quantity of drug
  • Usage instructions
  • Warnings, directions, precautions, and possible side effects
  • Batch number
  • Manufacture and expiration dates
  • Price
  • The name, contact details, and address of the supplier

Importance of Printing Accuracy in Pharmaceutical Labeling

High print accuracy is critical in the pharmaceutical industry. The label contain all the necessary information about the drug that both practitioners and patients need to know to use the product safely and accurately. As well, labeling also details the ingredients that have been used to make the pharmaceutical product.

In today’s market, pharmaceutical label accuracy is assured through the use of vision systems that scan every label and compare them to the original artwork. This virtually eliminates the risk of possible inaccuracies that could be missed by human eyes.

Kieran Label Corporation uses vision systems to guarantee print accuracy. When you partner with KLC, you can be assured that you will receive high-quality print with no variation in font style and print size, regardless of the quantity you need.

We work hard every day to achieve the highest standards in pharmaceutical labeling and to meet all regulatory standards. We are ISO9001.2015 certified, and welcome you to visit our factory and see us in action.

Choosing Approved Materials for Pharmaceutical Labels

Material quality standards for pharmaceutical labeling are very strict. That is why KLC uses only the highest-quality materials to produce labels for our pharmaceutical customers.

In most cases, white standard paper, holographic films, or shrink-sleeve labels are used for pharmaceutical and healthcare products depending on your package specification.

Kieran Label is a trusted name for pharmaceutical labels in the United States. We strive to meet and exceed the requirements of all customers who provide pharmaceutical and healthcare products.
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