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Rx Pharma-Pack Launches Contract Packaging Services

An IMA Safe Uniline supports small batch and full production volumes.
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Child-Resistant Packaging Required For Products Containing Imidazolines

Manufacturers of eye drops and nasal products will have up to two years to develop the special packaging.
Pharmaceutical companies will be updating packaging for more than 40 commonly used products following a Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) rule requiring child-resistant (CR) packaging for product containing imidazolines.
The regulation impacts all prescription and OTC medications with the equivalent of 0.08 mg or more of imidazolines, a family of drugs that perform as vasoconstrictors when applied topically.
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Praxis Expands Into Primary Packaging With New Bottling Line

Integrated with Praxis’s secondary packaging base, the line flexibly accommodates high and low volume requirements
Praxis Packaging Solutions (www.praxispackaging.com) is adding the final touches to its first primary fill equipment line for providing vertically integrated packaging services for OTC and pharmaceutical customers.
Designed to work flexibly with Praxis’s secondary packaging capability, the high-speed tablet filling line supports compliant, efficient filling and packaging of a multitude of SKUs, as well as high volume projects.
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Case Study in Sustainability

Dividella measures the impact on the environment and on costs of its NeoTOP solution compared with traditional packaging
In a presentation at Pharmapack North America on ‘Effectively Measuring Sustainability In Pharmaceutical Packaging,” Dividella AG (www.dividella.ch) highlighted the benefits of its NeoTOP solution for sustainability and cost savings.
The Körber-Medipak Group company reported on a case study comparing two packages for six syringes delivered to a hospital: a mono material NeoTOP carton automatically formed and erected from two pieces of flat cardboard on a Dividella packaging machine, and traditional ther
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Allegra Pack Offers Convenience With Portable Clamshell

With its new trial package for Allegra OTC tablets (fexofenadine HCL), Sanofi US is providing a clamshell that breaks away from the card to become a reusable, recloseable, on-the-go solution.
The nomad package delivers a grab-and-go option to current users of Allegra OTC, with a non-standard design—clamshell and packaged blister cards are rendered in a distinctive “A” shape—to capture the attention of new users, says Nancy Limback, package development.
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Consumer Study by Clemson University Shows Preference for Clear Plastic Clamshells

A study was conducted recently to determine whether packaging styles influence the shopping behaviors of consumers. Klöckner Pentaplast worked with Clemson University to compare consumer reactions to clear plastic clamshells with those to printed paperboard boxes.
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Optel Vision Offers 360° Degree Tablet Inspection Solution

Optel Vision (www.optelvision.com) has introduced the Optel Vision TabletProof 360, a vision inspection system that provides a simultaneous 360° inspection of capsules, tablets, or gel caps.
The system combines Optel Vision camera technology and inspection software with product handling technology from Aylward (www.aylward-usa.com), in a mobile unit designed to roll into
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Device Firms Seek More Time On Unique Device ID

As the provider community stresses prompt implementation, manufacturers call for clarifications to the proposed UDI regulation and extended compliance timelines.
 
 
By David Vaczek, Senior Editor
While industry generally supports the objectives of a unique identification system for medical devices, implementing it will take longer than envisioned by FDA in its proposed regulation, according to some device manufacturers responding to the agency on the proposed rule.

Tube Truths—Or Myths?

There are a few challenges that are discouraging some brands from using a tube. Experts help dispel them.
 
By Marie Redding
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Affection for Tubes

These beauty brands say that tubes deliver many functional benefits, and they can help solve dispensing issues.
By Marie Redding
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