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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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Security measures (sidebar)

Countering drug counterfeiters: A new initiative
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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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Pharmaceutical pros express packaging concerns

Scannable bar codes, package security, counterfeiting, and FDA compliance are the top issues that concern Packaging World readers from the pharmaceutical industry.
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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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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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RFID is hot!

In late January in Miami, the topic of Intelligent & Smart Packaging was as hot as the conference location. The Pira Intl. (www.piranet.com) and IDTechEx (www.idtechex.com) Conference and Tradeshow was dominated by electronic product coding, or ePC.
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Guides for shipping security

Two handbooks on cargo security offer useful tips for companies that want to reduce theft of shipments.

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