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Labeled pill bottles
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FDA amends packaging/labeling provisions on cGMP regs for drugs

Final ruling goes into effect March 20, 2013; aims to prevent label mix-ups, protect consumers, and eliminate regulatory burden.
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OTC pack
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FDA considering waiving some prescription requirements

Agency to seek public input on allowing popular meds to switch from Rx-to-OTC to improve patient access to certain meds, which could impact package design and labeling.
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Aptar: Drug delivery devices

Two new electronic delivery eDevice platforms, e-Dose Counter and e-Lockout from Aptar Pharma are specially aimed at improving patient compliance.
Nurse panel
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HealthPack headed to Dublin

A taste of Europe flavored opening day at HealthPack 2012 in Albuquerque. Meanwhile, the medical device community and nurses worked to open the lines of communication to address longstanding packaging concerns.
Counterfeit Avastin
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FDA changes to drug bar code rule could have significant impact on packaging lines

Depending on line speeds and label printing requirements, new equipment costs to meet rule could hit $200,000 per line.
Pfizer LoOvral
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Packaging issue leads to voluntary Pfizer recall

Twenty-eight lots, or approximately 1 million packs of contraceptive products, are recalled due to out-of-order placebo pill placement in some packs.
27-ft long right-angle machine, used by Gooding to produce inserts and outserts.
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New folding machine produces for Gooding

Machinery investment allows insert/outsert manufacturer to produce up to 210 panels, helping pharmaceutical customers comply with FDA rule changes.
Zarbees
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Packaging and cough-and-cold meds for children

With cold and flu season here again, it’s time to pay attention to packaging to protect children.
Novartis Bufferin
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Pharmaceutical packaging makes news

While more details emerge in the Novartis recall, a ’60 Minutes’ segment, and a ban on inhalers shine the media spotlight on pharmaceutical and biologics packaging.
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Broken products prompt voluntary Novartis recall

Novartis Consumer Health Inc. issues nationwide recall of certain OTC products due to potential presence of foreign tablets or chipped or broken tablets or gelcaps.

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