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Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
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Packaging and opioid abuse

Make sure FDA knows how your packaging addresses opioid abuse.
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Aseptic plant enables new business opportunity

Fruit-based drink-mix components company Beverage Innovations enters new markets with shelf-stable aseptic product supplied by new processing/packaging company Wright Foods.
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Preform technology enables ambient yogurt product

Venezuelan food and beverage manufacturer Empresas Polar has introduced the first shelf-stable yogurt in the country through its subsidiary, Pascual Andina.
New reclosure system for Kellogg's in Europe.
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Kellogg's bags feature 'intuitive' reclosure

Last January breakfast cereal leader Kellogg's launched a new flexible bag using a new kind of reclosure feature.
Barrier packaging plus "patented sterilization process" brings 12-month unrefrigerated shelf life to this new line of tapas from Spain.
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It's tapas time

Grupo Alimentario IAN, based in Navarra, Spain, has launched a new range of Carretilla brand tapas in a new barrier package.
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O.Berk: One-hand dispensing pump

Vita is a new one-handed dispensing system that provides faster and easier gesturing for cotton pad applications of water-based formulations.
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HopeGel is a nutrient and calorie-dense protein gel designed to aid children suffering from severe acute malnutrition.
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HopeGel delivers nourishment to starving children in Haiti

Shelf-stable stand-up pouch offers portability and convenience; donations accepted to help save children’s lives.
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Sirane: Soft-fruit packaging

‘Bubble pad’ offers soft fruit the ultimate protection while remaining cost effective.
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Rexam: Preservative-free multidose eyedropper

Designed to provide usage similar to a “classic” multidose eyedropper, Rexam’s Novelia preservative-free multidose eyedropper features a patient-friendly package; is able to calibrate droplets to improve compliance; and is compatible with existing filling lines.
Personalized M&M's get a new kind of reclosure system.
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Novel reclosure feature on personalized M&M's

Mars Inc.’s M&M’s brand has come out with a new twist on its personalized MY M&M’s bulk packaging design.
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Essentra: Reclosable package tape

Combining resealability, consumer communication, and product protection, Re:Close Tape from Essentra Packaging allows consumers to keep a product in the original pack between uses to provide convenience, and to minimize food waste caused by spillage or leaving a pack open.
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MWV: Paperboard barrier packaging

MeadWestvaco’s Evertain packaging uses a patented barrier technology that combines a specially-sealed inner seam with barrier coating to produce hermetically sealable, airtight paperboard packages for foods that require protection from oxygen and moisture.
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Sirane: Flow-wrap cooking bag

Able to be flow-wrapped and heat-sealed Sirane’s new nylon material – Siralon – can be used as a cooking bag or film, and is suitable for the oven or microwave.
Package of the year:  Noven Therapeutics Brisdelle is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated with menopause. The Brisdelle compliance design features calendarized dosing for 30 days of therapy, with a designated area for the patient to note the starting date of the therapy.
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Noven Therapeutics earns HCPC’s 2013 Compliance Package of the Year

Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council names top packs during RxAdherence 2014.
Patient adherence and product/package design: Photo provided by CBX and sourced from the Sept. 19, 2008 online article, “A spoonful of sugar really does help the medicine go down, say scientists,” in dailymail.com.uk. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1058406/A-spoonful-sugar-really-DOES-help-medicine-say-scientists.html
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Approaching patient adherence challenges through a consumer lens

Brand agency author suggests putting the patient at the center of pharmaceutical product/package design rather than the condition.
Juice+'s cylindrical bottle with dispensing closure for nutritional capsules offers consumers better value and reduces packaging waste compared to previous package.
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Package redesign 'juices' Juice Plus+

Cylindrical bottle with dispensing closure for nutritional capsules offers consumers better value and reduces packaging waste compared to previous package.
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Sonoco ThermoSafe: Insulated shippers for pharmaceuticals

Sonoco ThermoSafe’s new Envoy Frozen Series of pre-qualified shippers, available in four sizes ranging from 2.5 litres to 24 litres, maintains pharmaceuticals, biologics, vaccines, and other high-value products during shipping at temperatures less than minus 20 degrees Celsius for a minimum of four days, depending on the model.
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What Ali Baba really meant was 'Access, Sesame!'

We packaging junkies are afflicted by a curious malady: we relate everything in life to packaging.

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