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GSK voluntarily recalls Panadol Advance bottles in Puerto Rico
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GSK voluntarily recalls Panadol Advance bottles in Puerto Rico

Acetaminophen-containing packages said to fail to meet child-resistant closure requirement.
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Counterfeit Report says Alibaba U.S. IPO ‘has some shady baggage’
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Counterfeit Report says Alibaba U.S. IPO ‘has some shady baggage’

Report asks if U.S. investors will fund the global proliferation of counterfeit goods?
Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
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Congress should have mandated randomization

Congress should have mandated randomization of drug serial numbers, but they did not, so it is up to each manufacturer to recognize the importance it would bring to the protection of their brands and of the supply chain.
Nick Kurkjy, Research Associate, Lux Research, Inc., examines the significance of mHealth devices and their packaging needs.
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Packaging and the growing mHealth device market

Nick Kurkjy, Research Associate, Lux Research, Inc., examines the significance of mHealth devices and their packaging needs.
Desmond Hunt, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Liaison, U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP)
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Suitability for use—the basis for plastic packaging standards

Trends such as the increased use of biologic and parenteral drugs in patient care and the expanded use of plastic packaging systems to hold and administer drug products are prompting manufacturers to understand the potential for plastic packaging systems to interact and impact product quality and safety.
Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
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Tanning product order colors understanding of law

Shedding light on how and why FDA can regulate sunlamp products.
Mobile health devices market to grow eight-fold to $41.8 Billion in 2023
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Mobile health devices market to grow eight-fold to $41.8 Billion in 2023

While consumer devices have recently enjoyed stronger growth, clinical devices will surge after 2018 and emerge as the long-term winner, says Lux Research.
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MG America: Tablet checkweigher

See it at Pharma Expo Booth #677! MG America’s MG2 SELEKTA high-speed checkweigher and sorting machine for the production of tablets can check up to 500,000 units/hr. and handles a wide variety of product shapes and sizes, and delivers 100% weight verification, according to the company.
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FiberMark: New portfolio of folding carton, turned-edge, and bag stock products

FiberMark announces an innovative new portfolio of folding carton, turned-edge and bag stock products specifically engineered to meet the design demands of the upscale health & beauty packaging market.
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Package of the year.  Noven Therapeutics  Brisdelle is indicated for the  treatment of moderate to severe  vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated  with menopause. The Brisdelle compliance  design features calendarized dosing for 30 days  of therapy, with a designated area for the patient  to note the starting date of the therapy.
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HCPC names 2013 Compliance Packages of the Year

Noven Therapeutics Brisdelle wins top honors during RxAdherence 2014.

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