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Five packs of Cook Medical products.
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Cook Medical meeting global identification challenges

A nearly five-year effort helps Cook and its worldwide customers identify, track, and trace some 16,000 medical device products.
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Specialty Compounding, LLC issues nationwide voluntary recall

Recall follows reports of bacterial infection affecting patients at two Texas hospitals.
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Are cosmetics regs getting a makeover?

Of all the types of products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, cosmetics gets the lightest touch.
How will the new HHS law impact your business?
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August 21 Webinar: Calculate the impact of 'Obamacare' on your business

Webinar on Affordable Care Act will teach 'five steps' for avoiding penalties, and provide step-by-step instructions for calculating the law's impact.
Illegal online sales of pharmaceuticals led to FDA taking action against more than 9,600 Web sites.
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Online pharmacy crackdown: Serious action for a complex problem

Operation Pangea VI takes action against 9,600 Web sites, seizing and shutting down 1,677 Web sites.
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Can't avoid thinking globally

If it's here, it’s got to comply.
BD recently entered the pharmaceutical industry with a new line of generic prefilled injectable products called BD Simplist. One of the first two drugs launched is BD Simplist™ Metoclopramide Injection, USP. Both its outer package and the inner container are printed with a 2D barcode and with the NDC, serial number, lot number, and expiration date "human readable."
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A reprieve from California e-pedigree?

House and Senate serialization bills could push back packaging line expenditures, but wouldn’t do much to counter pharmaceutical counterfeiting.
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UDI for medical devices at top of the GS1 Connect agenda

LIVE FROM GS1 CONNECT: Unique Device Identifier for medical devices promises a myriad of benefits, but questions remain.
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OMG! GMOs are a challenge to packaging

Regardless of whether the epithet “Frankenfoods” is justified for edibles containing GMOs, the packaging-related issues might prove to be monstrous in size.
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Pharmaceutical serialization: Should you wait?

Exclusive Healthcare Packaging survey reveals half have yet to begin serialization projects, and more than 25% don’t plan to spend money on serialization this year!

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