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U.S. Demand for Pharmaceutical Packaging Products to Exceed $22 Billion

Demand for pharmaceutical packaging products in the US will increase 4.9 percent...

West Pharmaceutical Services Opens New Plant in India

To support growth in Asia, West Pharmaceutical Services has dedicated its manufacturing plant in the Sri City Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Chennai, India. In June 2012, West signed a 99-year lease on 72,800 sq meters (about 783,600 sq ft) of...

Packagers Matter in the Sustainability Game

Eco-friendliness and safety of processes, goods, and services throughout a global supply chain can be accomplished in a variety of ways.

By Todd Cort, Director of Sustainability Services, North America
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Relief OTC Designs Packaging with Safety and Style in Mind

Twinsburg, OH, July 24, 2014 - 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. Relief OTC™ is an FDA-...

PCI Announces Definitive Agreement To Acquire Penn Pharma

Philadelphia, PA – July 28, 2014 - Packaging Coordinators, Inc. (PCI) is pleased to announce it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Penn Pharmaceutical Services Limited (Penn Pharma). Penn Pharma is headquartered in Tredegar, Wales in...

CPhI South America Coming to Brazil

This August 5-7 in São Paulo, Brazil, CPhI South America will mark its seventh year and co-locate with Food Ingredients South America (FiSA). More than 13,000 attendees from manufacturers and suppliers within the pharma and food...

‘Cool’ drops come in an eye-catching, clear bottle

Launched just in time for allergy season is Rohto’s Cooling Eye Drops which is available to consumers without the need of a prescription delivering maximum strength redness relief. The fastest growing redness reliever brand popular among...

FDA Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Non-Expired Sterile Drugs from Unique Pharmaceuticals

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care professionals and consumers of a voluntary recall of all non-expired drug products produced for sterile use by Unique Pharmaceuticals Ltd., of Temple, Texas.

The...

Avanir Pharmaceuticals Receives FDA Acceptance of IND for AVP-786 for the Adjunctive Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder

Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Aliso Viejo, CA, announced July 21 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted the company's Investigational New Drug (IND) application for a Phase II study assessing the safety and efficacy of AVP-786,...

Boston Scientific's New Tear Tab Transforms User Experience

For years, Boston Scientific Corp. (BSC) has employed closure strips on its shelf cartons, allowing the medical device manufacturer and other stakeholders to identify which items could be restocked for later reuse. (Restocking is a common occurrence...