From the Editors' Desk

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...

Medical Plastics Material Expands Elongation of Pouches

Pouches are a standard packaging format in the healthcare industry, but some pouches are easy to break or puncture, which can result in significant risk for patients. Dennis Siepmann, Business Development Manager at Actega, says that using a film made...

IV Solutions Recalled after Particulates Found

FDA reports that Baxter International Inc. is voluntarily recalling four lots of intravenous (IV) solutions after particulate matter was found and identified as cellulosic fibers and/or plastics. Baxter received four complaints over a period of six...

ASTM International Approves New Committee, Packagers Encouraged to Participate

Packaging professionals have another reason to get involved in ASTM International. In June, the ASTM board of directors approved the formation of a new committee, E62 on Industrial Biotechnology, formed by professionals from the medical and...