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U.S. Pharmacopeia Changes Are Unfolding

Several U.S. Pharmacopeia packaging chapters are undergoing some sort of change, reported Dwain L. Sparks, an Eli Lilly Co. retiree and now a strategic advisor and expert consultant with YourEncore, to attendees at Pharmapack North America. These...

FDA Approves the First 3D Printed Drug Product

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company announced the FDA has approved SPRITAM levetiracetam for oral use as a prescription adjunctive therapy in the treatment of partial onset seizures, myoclonic seizures, and primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in...

BRC Publishes Revised Global Standard for Packaging and Packaging Materials

The British Retail Consortium Global Standards published revisions to its standard for packaging and packaging materials. Its Issue 5 now provides a framework for all types of packaging manufacturers to assist in the production of safe packaging...

Breckenridge Announces Approval for Azelastine HCl Nasal Solution

Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. announced the immediate launch of Azelastine hydrochloride (HCl) Nasal Solution, 0.1 percent. 

According to the company, the FDA granted final approval for this Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA...

Pharma Expo to Show Bilcare’s Fast Pack Service, ECOmply Blister Film

Two Bilcare Research Inc. packaging innovations will be exhibited on the Pharma Expo floor, Sept. 28-30 in Las Vegas: its new Fast Pack service and its ECOmply for eco-friendly blister blend.

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Par Pharmaceutical Begins Shipment of Generic Megace ES

Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc. announced that it began shipping the authorized generic version of Par Specialty Pharmaceutical's Megace ES (megestrol acetate, USP) oral suspension. It is a progestin indicated for the treatment of anorexia,...

Unichem Pharmaceuticals Issues Recall of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets

Unichem Pharmaceuticals (USA), Inc. (Unichem) is voluntarily recalling one lot of Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets 25 mg 1000-count bottle to the consumer level,...

ChiRhoClin Inc. Announces Secretin Drug Shortage Resolved

ChiRhoClin received notice that its contract manufacturing facility has been approved to develop ChiRhoStim, a human secretion for injection, for the next 10 years. The company says it worked with the FDA, the Drug Shortage Team, and the Office of...

Constantia Flexibles Makes Tamper-Evident Opening System

Constantia Flexibles announced its latest development called Constantia TEOS, a new tamper-evident opening system for packages containing medical devices.

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Baxter Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Lot of IV Solution

Baxter International Inc. announced it is voluntarily recalling one lot of intravenous (IV) solution to the hospital/user level due to the potential for leaking containers, particulate matter and missing port protectors,...