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Smart Packaging 2004 announced

Smart Packaging 2004 is being launched alongside Labelexpo Americas 2004, taking place next year on the 14-15 of September at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago.
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FDA seizes drugs from repackager

On September 15, FDA announced it had seized all drug products labeled in a foreign language or labeled as repacked by Alliance Wholesale Distributors and/or Local Repack, Inc., of Richton Park, IL.
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Countering drug counterfeiters: A new initiative
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Sun Chemical: Marketing alliance for anti-counterfeit inks

Sun Chemical and InkSure have formed a strategic marketing alliance that will enable them to offer machine-readable-ink-based brand and document authentication solutions under the SunSure™ brand name.
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Web Plus: New or enhanced Web sites

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Security measures

Along with anecdotal examples, a popular survey on Packworld.com discloses packagers’ thoughts—and insecurity—about package security.
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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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Pipeline: The many 'phaces' of pharma expenditures

Pharmaceutical manufacturers—and the images they project to their various publics—today seem to be confusing at best. Like other product manufacturers, they have become global businesses, doing business worldwide in a variety of ways.
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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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