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Toolkit helps South Carolina hospitals reduce mislabeled blood specimens

'Final Check' process aims to design healthcare systems and help healthcare providers make choices in those systems to produce better patient outcomes.
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This calendarized, unit-dose pack from Novartis is designed to help leukemia patients.
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Novartis, Forest, and Walmart win awards for patient-compliant packaging

Starter kits and packs, Walmart’s adherence package, and an innovative Slider Pack earn honors from the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council.
Forest Viibryd
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HCPC awards packs for patient compliance, innovation

Starter pack for Forest Pharmaceuticals, Walmart’s adherence package, and innovative Slider Pack earn honors from the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council.
Novartis Tasigna
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Novartis pack named Compliance Package of the Year

The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council honors Tasigna physician sample starter kit at RxAdherence 2012.
Consumer with can
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FDA to respond to petition to ban BPA

While the agency weighs evidence that both supports and opposes the controversial chemical, consumers may make the ultimate decision.
CR package
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Child-resistant packaging can reduce poisoning

At Pharmapack 2012 in Paris, Faubel and Co.'s Olof Malmgren talked about child-resistant methods in the U.S., and the lack of European regulations.
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Pharmapack awards announced in Paris

Packaging that protects against sharps, and a child-resistant slider pack earn honors at Pharmapack Europe 2012.
Sanofi 2D bar code
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Sanofi Pasteur launches 2D bar coding for pediatrics

New vaccine packaging technology to capture more information than simple 2D coding, including lot numbers and expiration dates, to improve patient care and office efficiencies.
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Packaging helps prevent children from overdosing from medicines at home

New educational program reminds parents to keep packaged medications ‘Up and Away and Out of Sight.’
FDA sharps
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FDA launches Web site on safe sharps disposal

On Nov. 8, the agency introduces a new site for patients and caregivers regarding improperly disposed sharps and needles that pose public health risks.

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