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Report: 19 million Americans abuse prescription drugs

Novus Medical Detox believes that more education is needed. Can packaging play a role in reducing prescription drug abuse?
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Triangle: Vf/f/s bagger with enhanced sanitation features

See it at PACK EXPO, Booth #S-2014! Designed to meet rigorous hygiene standards for applications such as infant formula, pharmaceutical powders, whey, and other dairy powders, Triangle Package Machinery’s Model XYS08 with Spee-Dee Sanitary Auger is a high-speed compact vf/f/s bagging machine that is also suitable for packaging nuts, rice, powders, small fresh-cut produce, and confectionery products.
Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
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The case for and against RFID in pharma

Reaching necessary read accuracies remains a challenge in pharmaceuticals, but RFID could still prove useful.
Cartons part of Nu-Life Nutritionals’ future plans
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Cartons part of Nu-Life Nutritionals’ future plans

Not only do cartons provide shelf presence and add security, but they also deliver an anticipation of 'what’s inside.'
Anti-counterfeiting packaging market worth $128.6 billion by 2019
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Anti-counterfeiting packaging market worth $128.6 billion by 2019

Authentication technologies to grow the highest within this market due to increasing awareness of counterfeit products.
Dr. Michael Drues is president of Grafton, MA-based Vascular Sciences (www.vascularsci.com), an education, training, and consulting company. He can be reached on Linkedin®, by phone at 508.887.9486, and by e-mail at mdrues@vascularsci.com
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The Future of Medicine: Biomedical nanotechnology

The smaller the thing, the bigger the challenge for nanotechnology, for medical treatment, for packaging, and for regulatory.
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ProSys: Syringe tip-filling system

Designed for table-top mounting, the ProSys ATV Manual Syringe Filler is a pneumatically-driven micro-dose volumetric dosing system for tip-filling 1ml up to 20ml syringes, delivering up to 20 doses/min.
Thermoform – Medical Iodine
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Thermoform – Medical Iodine

8 across long thin thermoform trays for cotton swabs with separate compartment for liquid iodine. Shows easy open feature.
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Diagnostic market growth expected to reach $65 billion by 2018

Human genome project, advances in functional genomics, bioinformatics, and miniaturization helping to grow market, says Kalorama report.
'Cold Chain Chronicles' delivers thought-provoking insights
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'Cold Chain Chronicles' delivers thought-provoking insights

New book authored by Kevin O’Donnell provides practitioner’s outside-the-box perspectives on the importance of temperature-sensitive drug stewardship.

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