Why are medicine containers half empty and 10 other facts about pharmaceutical packaging

What does the labelling on medicine packages tell us?

There are many labels on medicine packages that tell consumers how to use the medicinal products correctly and safely. It is a good idea to read the package leaflet contained in the pack especially if it is a new medicine.

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Strictly regulated labels on medicine packages combat falsified medicines

From words to action for the environment -this is what it requires

Stronger action for the environment

Orion’s systematic work to reduce its carbon footprint has proven effective. The company is therefore making a commitment to an even stricter goal: achieving carbon neutrality in its own operations by 2030.

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Orion donates surplus medicines to low-income countries and disaster-hit areas

Orion’s Sustainability Report 2020: The pandemic highlighted the importance of patient safety and the availability of medicines

Despite the exceptional year, Orion was able to improve the availability of its medicines. Other key achievements included the establishing of the code of conduct throughout the supply chain and the strengthening of the sustainability awareness of every staff member.

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Orion's training collaboration with healthcare professionals improves patient safety – information on the training is disclosed annually

Prescription drug serialisation improves patient safety

Orion uses waste ethanol to reduce the nitrogen load in the Baltic Sea

Safe medication is everyone’s right

Carbon footprint calculation provides information on the environmental effects of Orion’s waste management

The journey of a medicine

What kind of journey does a medicine travel from the raw material to the consumer? Click to learn more about the journey of a medicine from product development to consumer use.

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Carbon Footprint Assessment of Orion’s Dry Powder Inhalers

John Nurminen Foundation launched record number of new Baltic Sea projects in 2020 – Orion to continue as Foundation's main partner

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Adverse drug reactions are monitored to continuously improve patient safety

Pharmaceutical packaging guarantees product integrity and much more

Pharmaceutical packaging forms a barrier that protects the medicine against damage. Packaging is also an important factor in the ease of use or administration and logistics – a much more important consideration than we think. Orion’s pharmaceutical packaging undergoes the strictest of testing processes.

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Save the Baltic Sea – return unused medicines to your pharmacy

Drug residues that end up in water systems can damage the delicate ecosystem of seas and lakes. We can all help to improve the state of the Baltic Sea by taking old and unused medicines to the medicine collection points at pharmacies.

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Proper disposal of pharmaceutical waste

The Baltic Sea Day inspires Finns to protect their sea

From a medicine bottle to a flowerpot – fact and fiction about recycling medicine packages

Towards a clean sea – The Baltic Sea region is our home

To ensure patients get their medicines

Orion implements responsible medication and states in its value proposition that it wants to be a medicine cabinet for Finns. Based on this, Orion is the sole manufacturer or distributor of many pharmaceuticals in Finland.

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Drug residues can be reduced at every stage of a product life cycle

Medicines are an important part of our lives and wellbeing, and we struggle to imagine a world without them. Unfortunately, however, human activities tend to leave imprints in the natural environment, and medicines are no exception: they leave residues. A major portion of the residues ends up in the natural environment through waterways.

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“It’s time to give back to the Baltic” – Orion provides funding of EUR 48,000 to the John Nurminen Foundation and #OURSEA campaign

This is Orion’s third year as a main sponsor of the John Nurminen Foundation. The Foundation’s new Baltic Sea campaigns will help minimise fertiliser emissions at ports and collect our fondest memories of the Baltic Sea.

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#OURSEA kicks off at Helsinki International Boat Show: “This is the start of a super year for the Baltic Sea”

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Orion continues to work for Baltic Sea protection by supporting the #OURSEA campaign

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Energy Genius of the Year symbol for Fermion's plant in Oulu

Serialisation improves patient safety

Orion systematically promotes sustainability in its supply chain

A drug’s life cycle must not end in the Baltic Sea

Our practices in approving suppliers

The numerous suppliers of goods and services, and subcontractors from whom we procure products and services are elementary contributors to our operations and performance, affecting our overall quality. Read here how we ensure that our sources of supply fulfill our requirements.

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Sustainable pharmaceutical product lifecycle management

Wearingoff.eu for Parkinson's patients

Wearingoff.eu provides information about Parkinson’s disease, support for patients and their caregivers, and tips and tools for coping in everyday life - all in an easily understandable format.

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