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Standing out on shelf was all important as Oxy Bump went retail.
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Packaging takes Oxy Bump retail

Oxy Bump, a nasal spray that uses an infusion of essential plant minerals and oxygenated saline to fight bacteria and allergens while moisturizing nasal tissues, recently went retail in an award-winning package.
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U.S. pharmaceutical firm orders auto injector production. Shown here is the fully automated insertion of a spring into a plastic auto injector component.
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U.S. pharmaceutical firm orders auto injector production

Consisting of 14 plastic components and three metal parts, the auto injectors are used for the treatment of moderate to severe active psoriasis arthritis.
Secure seal and great shelf impact.
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Packaging sets antacid product apart

With an estimated 25 million people in the United States suffering from heartburn and indigestion daily, Relief OTC™ set out to create a fast-acting liquid antacid to help these consumers.
Update on findings in the FDA cold storage area on the NIH campus. This photo for illustrative purposes only.
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Update on findings in the FDA cold storage area on the NIH campus

'Well-packed' samples of biological agents believed to have been assembled between 1946 and 1964 were shipped to a Homeland Security Center for safeguarding.
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.
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.

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