PDA developing Technical Report on drug shortages
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PDA developing Technical Report on drug shortages

Parenteral Drug Assn. expects to publish report on the prevention and management of drug shortages by early 2015.
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65% of consumers confused over plastics recycling

Opinion poll shows that consumer confusion over which plastics to recycle and where to dispose of them creates major hurdle to growth of recycling.
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Funding available for use of How2Recycle label

Organizations offer funding to brand owners, packaging manufacturers, and retailers interested in implementing the SPC’s How2Recycle on-pack labeling system.
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Coca-Cola further invests in biobased resin for PlantBottle

The Coca-Cola Company is making an additional investment in paraxylene company Virent to speed the full-scale commercialization of its 100% plant-based plastic packaging.
Healthcare Packaging Publisher Jim Chrzan.
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FDA continues to stress manufacturing excellence

PDA/FDA Joint Regulatory Conference says global supply chain will require unprecedented cooperation.
Off The Shelf: Clear canister promotes peanut butter portion packs
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Off The Shelf: Clear canister promotes peanut butter portion packs

Hormel Foods’ Skippy brand launches colorful multipack containers with clear cutouts that display five single-serve snack-pack cups of peanut butter inside. Marketed as an “Easy-To-Store Stack Pak,” the packaging is perfect for the on-the-go snack market.
BAGGER, CARTONER. Pouches of fruit snacks move through a combination scale.
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Vertical cartoners cope with 24,000 lb of pouched candy per hour

A custom control system and a clever arrangement of sensors developed by Ferrara engineering control help Ferrara’s five cartoners keep up with pouched candy.
Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
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USP to roll out information chapters on Good Distribution Practices

Five new general chapter standards related to GDP to become official next year, when three new chapters will be proposed.
Great graphics on Dare's pouch.
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High-end stand-up bag for baguettes

Dare Foods is unveiling its new premium Boulangerie Grissol Artisanal Baguettes in a flexible bag to the U.S. market this Fall.
'Explosive growth' projected for cold chain logistic services
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'Explosive growth' projected for cold chain logistics services

Events in Boston and Frankfurt, Germany to reveal late-breaking developments in temperature-controlled packaging, distribution, and logistics.
PDA’s Universe of Pre-filled Syringes & Injection Devices Conference and Exhibition will be held October 6-7 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, CA. The exhibit hall will be open from 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 6, and from 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7. For more information, contact PDA at 301/656-5900.
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Universe of pre-filled syringes and injection devices

Parenteral Drug Assn. conference and exhibition features top packaging companies.
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Report: 19 million Americans abuse prescription drugs

Novus Medical Detox believes that more education is needed. Can packaging play a role in reducing prescription drug abuse?
LARGER STACKS. The recycled paperboard edge protector is strong enough to stand the weight of the other liners, allowing IVF to increase its stack size from 20 to 22 liners.
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Cost-effective, reliable edge protection for burial vault liners

When a burial vault liner supplier switches from corrugated to laminated paperboard edge protectors, it reaps a range of cost savings as well as greater product protection.
USING THE FORCE.  Lego’s licensing partnerships with the likes of Star Wars, Harry Potter, and a number of superhero brands appeal broadly to kids who are fans of these strong entertainment properties.
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Create a brand new world with packaging

If you wanted, as a marketer, to create a unique brand story that would be avidly adopted by a group of consumers, how would you accomplish that?
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Revitalized graphics support Tang's new mission

Kraft Foods jettisons outdated package graphics for its Tang orange drink, replacing them with a luscious, energetic design that supports its new ‘Win Morning’ positioning.

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