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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.
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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.
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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.’
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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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Packaging may contribute to 'significant' improvement in patient adherence

HCPC-Europe, NVC Netherlands position paper calls on industry and governmental organizations to facilitate the use of intelligent packaging to improve patient adherence to medications.
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Duke think-tank evaluates the state of medication adherence

Recommendations aim to help ensure that Americans get the most benefit from advances in pharmacology.
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TE clamshell for sprouts

Baltimore-based Brassica Sprout Group has announced a switch to what it believes is the industry’s first tamper-evident, tamper-resistant, vented clamshell container as one more step in their continued efforts to improve food safety in the sprout market. 
Sample packs. AccuDial's liquid OTC cough and cold pediatric med bottles include a two-part rotating label, plastic-packed dosin
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AccuDial spins children's liquid medication dosing into the 21st Century

AccuDial’s inner and outer labels provide parents and caregivers information to precisely dose their child based on weight, not age.

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