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Anti-counterfeiting

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How to sharpen packaging's defense against tampering and counterfeiting

Packagers have honed the protection packages offer against tampering and counterfeiting in three decades since the Tylenol crisis.
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FDA's Counterfeit Drug Task Force is more focused on RX drugs than OTC products
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Anticounterfeiting: the urgency grows

Prescription drugs come first, but efforts could encompass OTC, too.
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Constantia Hueck Foils Inc: High-security foil

Hueck Foils offers its Protecco® anticounterfeiting blister foil that can be customized with holographic patterns with a customer’s logo, for example.
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Countering the counterfeiters

Aventis Pharma Argentina is using a printed holographic push-through blister pack to fight counterfeiters of its popular Novalgina analgesic tablets.
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Manual on anticounterfeiting, no; useful compendium, yes

Whether a book or an anthology, this volume on pharmaceutical anticounterfeiting is both interesting and valuable, but flawed.
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Top Oil out to 'end' counterfeiting

San Francisco-based Top Oil Products Co. is waging war against counterfeiting of its premium synthetic motor oils in Indonesia. It’s weapons: top and bottom aluminum closures.
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Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Flex America Inc: Materials: Anti-counterfeiting pigments

Flex Products (Santa Roas, CA) has introduced SecureShift™ pigments. Capable of being incorporated in inks, films, coatings, plastics, or fabrics, these pigments serve as an effective anti-counterfeiting measure for major brands because they’re believed to be impossible to copy and are easy to identify.
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Smart labels fight counterfeiters and provide product assurance

The problem: In California earlier this year, a number of alert young mothers noticed something disturbingly different about the powdered infant formula they were giving their babies.

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