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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...

Another Recall Over Potential Sterility Concerns

FDA concerns about aseptic and GMP practices at a manufacturer's site "potentially impacting product sterility" has prompted another recall this week.

Noxilizer RTS Series NO2 Sterilizers Earn CE Mark

Noxilizer Inc. reports that it has been approved for the CE marking of its RTS Series Sterilizers under the Medical Device Directive (MDD). The RTS series use room-temperature NO2 technology in a "rapid process that offers manufacturers...

Time to Apply for Packaging Scholarships

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) is announcing the availability of six academic scholarships to students interested in packaging. According to IoPP's Web site, support...