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Preventing counterfeit drugs

The Food and Drug Administration’s Counterfeit Drug Task Force released a report describing a framework designed to prevent counterfeit drugs for the pharmaceutical supply chain.
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RFID and patient compliance

There are several major issues facing the pharmaceutical industry besides noncompliance.
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PMMI issues call for presentations

The Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute issued an April 9, 2004, deadline for presentations at the Conference at Pack Expo, held in conjunction with Pack Expo International, November 7-11, at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
The TechMark paper with embedded taggants can be easily verified by exposing the paper to ultraviolet light, as New Jersey Packa
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Covert labels complete drug chain-of-custody

Security papers become pharmaceutical labels with a ‘history’ so that material can be tracked back to the mill.
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Unfinished business

As I began to gear up for 2004, I realized that my office was littered with a whole raft of news and feature story applications that, for a variety of reasons, were not published.
Bayer Biologicals has added shrink bands to its bottles of Gamunex that are random-printed with the Bayer logo.
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Packaging pirates avast

FDA is strongly encouraging drug manufacturers to confront counterfeiters, and to bring new technology to the agency’s attention.
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Pipeline: DTE new marketing stream for drugs?

In past months, I’ve disclosed what I felt was wasteful spending by big pharma companies that inflate the cost of their medications, especially for U.S.
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Appleton Papers, Inc: Security label substrate

Appleton introduces its AssurMark™ Security Label Substrate, a security product for pressure-sensitive label applications. Label stock combines a highly destructible face stock with nonreproducible covert security fibers.
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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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WD-40 tries can shaping to foil counterfeiters

Said to be the first asymmetrically shaped steel cans in the United States, WD-40's new 8- and 11-oz aerosol cans are made by Crown Holdings' Aerosol Packaging affiliate.

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