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Purdue Pharma plans to donate 100 hand-held RFID readers to law-enforcement offices that target drug thefts.
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Purdue Pharma uses RFID on OxyContin

In mid-November, Stamford, CT-based Purdue Pharma LP announced a pilot program to apply radio-frequency identification (RFID) labels to 100-ct bottles of its OxyContin tablets shipped to Wal-Mart and wholesaler H. D. Smith, two of its largest customers.
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Sun Chemical forms security solutions business unit

Sun Chemical has formed Sun Chemical Security, a new global business unit that will provide a range of products used to print packages, documents, and currency that incorporate security measures.
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Label print/verification system

PACK EXPO : The LPVS label print/verification system from Nutec integrates the Wolke m600 printing system--equipped with Hewlett-Packard's digital thermal ink-jet printing technology--to print reduced-space symbology (RSS) and 2D datamatrix bar codes on a label transport system.
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Smarter packaging

RFID and security technology, especially authenticating methods, headlined a recent Smart Packaging conference outside Chicago.
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FDA's seven anti-counterfeiting recommendations

The battle against counterfeit drugs rages on throughout the pharmaceutical distribution chain.
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Sun Chemical acquires brand protection technology

WEB PLUS: Sun Chemical Corp. acquired the brand protection assets of Veritec Group, including the Veritec trade names.
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Focus on RFID and security packaging add value to Pack Expo 2004

New this year at the Chicago show are a Security Packaging Resource Center and an RFID Pavilion. As usual, it’s all about packaging solutions.
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Serialized bar code: An RFID alternative?

A current bar-code technology is proposed as a readily available, inexpensive alternative to RFID. And it can be used for individual unit items today.
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ARC study on RFID systems

If any manufacturing sector is ripe for implementation of RFID systems for product tracking through the supply chain, it’s pharmaceuticals.
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This special digital magazine supplement analyzes someof today’s most important packaging security issues and provides an overviewof emerging technologies aimed at improving packaging security.

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