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Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Case Studies to Be Shared at RFID Journal Live

RFID is reportedly helping Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Hear ensure that medication kits never leave the pharmacy with expired or missing drugs. At RFID Journal Live in April, speakers from the center will share how use of an automated...

Ship Your Comments in on the Revision of ASTM D4169 Before ASTM Committee D10's Next Meeting

ASTM International Committee D10 on Packaging is hoping users of ASTM D4169 (Practice for Performance Testing of Shipping Containers and Systems) provide input to the committee revising the long-standing standard. D4169 falls under the...

Are Your Packages for Ready for the Changing Healthcare Supply Chain?

 

Healthcare product supply chains are changing. Some are getting longer, taking pharmaceuticals and medical devices further around the world to reach growing numbers of new patients in emerging markets. Others are getting shorter and more...

LILETTA Approved to Prevent Pregnancy for up to Three Years

FDA has approved LILETTA (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) from Actavis PLC for use by women to prevent pregnancy for up to three years. According to the company, LILETTA is placed in the uterus by a healthcare professional and works by...

EarthBottles Sprouting This Week at Engredea

A new plant-based package offered as an alternative to petroleum-based plastics is now available for personal care products, pharmaceuticals, and household goods. Offered by Earth Renewable Technologies, EarthBottle will launch at...

Mylan Acquires Abbott's Non-U.S. Developed Markets Specialty and Branded Generics Business

Last week Mylan N.V. and Mylan Inc. reported that Mylan has completed the acquisition of Abbott Laboratories' non-U.S. developed markets specialty and branded generics business.

Command Medical Promotes Jim Carnall to President

ORMOND BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Command Medical Products, premier contract manufacturer of single use disposable plastic medical devices, today announced that Jim Carnall, Chief Operating Officer (COO), has been promoted to...

Johnson & Johnson Announces Binding Offer from Cardinal Health to Acquire Cordis

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced a binding...

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Announces the Return of alli to Retail Stores

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Consumer Healthcare announced today the return of alli® (orlistat 60 mg capsules) to most stores in the U.S. and Puerto Rico since the voluntary retail recall of the product...