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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.
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Pfizer LoOvral

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.
Machine Case Study

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.

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

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.
GASX photo

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.
FDA sharps

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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