Compliance Package Innovations Recognized by the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council

The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC) announced the winners of its annual Compliance Package of the Year competition at RxAdherence 2014. The annual competition celebrates package innovations designed to improve patient adherence.

This year’s winners are:

• 2013 Compliance Package of the Year: Noven Therapeutics Brisdelle in MWV Dosepak from PCI (Packaging Coordinators, Inc)

• Compliance Package of the Year First Runner Up: Depomed Gralise Starter Pack from PCI

IoPP developing packaging seminars for multi-show event June 10 in New York

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) and UBM Canon announce a partnership through which IoPP will develop and host packaging education seminars June 10, 2014 at a tradeshow and conference at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center co-locating HBA Global Expo, EastPack and Pharmapack North America. These coexisting tradeshows, organized by UBM Canon, will run from June 10-12, 2014.

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