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SciClone Schreiner
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Schreiner MediPharm wins award for anti-counterfeiting label

Labels developed with and for SciClone Pharmaceuticals, a US-based, China-focused specialty pharmaceutical company.
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Color-changing sealant technology for flexible applications requiring security
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Color-changing sealant technology for flexible applications requiring security

Chevron pouches and lidding materials for trays are expected to be the first commercialized applications of Rollprint Packaging Products' Chameleon™ color-changing sealant technology for heat-seal applications, shown in this video by Rollprint's Dwane Hahn.
MHRA Pangea
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FDA takes action against thousands of illegal Internet pharmacies

More than 100 countries participate in Operation Pangea V to protect consumers from potentially dangerous, unapproved drugs sold online. BeSafeRx launched to help consumers.
Linx RPC
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Bottle manufacturer gains anti-counterfeiting evidence

The use of special UV-readable ink helps ensure the authenticity and traceability of a range of bottles produced by rigid plastics packaging manufacturer RPC Containers Llantrisant.
John Spink chart
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Anti-counterfeit countermeasures—tactics evolving to strategies

Packaging components can help deter counterfeiting, but a deeper understanding of the threat is necessary to develop packaging strategies. Here are four steps to help meet the threat.
FDA Teva Adderall
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Filling errors, counterfeit packs gain FDA’s attention

Hospira’s prefilled cartridges are overfilled, but not recalled. Counterfeit versions of Teva’s Adderall use wrong package, with print misspellings.
Fingerprint scan
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No 'one-size-fits-all' approach to pharmaceutical anti-counterfeiting

Securing the distribution system will help, but eliminating counterfeit pharmaceuticals may be impossible.
Live from Interphex: Labeling machine for unstable pharma containers
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Live from Interphex: Labeling machine for unstable pharma containers

The Monostar Pharma labeler from Capmatic labels small products such as vials, syringes, and ampoules. The track-and-trace capabilities require the removal of a faulty label before it's applied onto the container. This prevents destruction of the entire product due to a labeling error, which can be quite costly.
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.
Avastin authentic
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Packaging helps in identifying counterfeit Avastin

Genentech/Roche using packaging and working with FDA and law enforcement to determine the source of counterfeit cancer med Avastin to help prevent further distribution.

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