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RFID Provides Supply Chain Management Solutions

Radio frequency identification (RFID) has emerged in response to the increasing demand for accuracy and efficiency in supply chain management. Smurfit-Stone Container Corporation has dedicated their resources to researching and developing RFID solutions.
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Drug companies test RFID on pharma bottles

A group of pharmaceutical manufacturers has revealed that it began shipping bottles of prescription medications with radio-frequency identification tags July 12.
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Demographics: A trend toward 'gray'

During Packaging World’s Media Day held in Chicago July 21, editor Patrick Reynolds’ Trends in Packaging presentation included a section highlighting demographic trends.
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Flood of fake packaging

Congress takes up bills aimed at fighting counterfeiters of packaging that is imported and used in the United States.
Connie Williams, MasterBrands
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Packagers focus on graphics

At the May e/5 UV&EB Technology Expo and Conference, P&G, Mars/Masterfoods, and Bacardi were among several consumer packaged goods companies embracing glossy packages with coatings cured via ultraviolet or electron-beam technology.
RFID tags like these are wending their way into packaging. Pallets and cases will get them first, but eventually even primary pa
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RFID and packaging security: not 'if,' but 'when'

The potential to track and trace helps establish a package's 'pedigree' and uncover tampering.
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Anticounterfeiting: the urgency grows (sidebear)

Authentication through DNA codes
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Traceable Solutions for Medical Packaging

The demand for safety and integrity in the area of medical packaging has taken on new and significant implications in the past two or three years. Always an area of concern, medical packaging has addressed issues like child safety, correct dosage, patient traceability, tampering and diversion of pharmaceuticals.
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Traceable Solutions for Medical Packaging (sidebar)

Counterfeiting…A Growing Concern
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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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