TheraTears Reveals Colorful Packaging Redesign

Akorn Consumer Health has introduced a new packaging redesignin three of its TheraTears eye-care product lines for its primary, secondary, and package inserts, reports Packaging Digest. Those product lines comprise a total of 20 SKUs for lubricating drops, preservative-free drops, and products designed for contact lens wearers and nighttime use. 

TheraTears products works for adult patients suffering symptoms of dry eye.

Alpha Packaging Marks the Sales of 100M Bottles from its HDPE Pharma Line

Alpha Packaging’s investment in a full line of high-density polyethyelen (HDPE) pharmaceutical round bottles has paid off, with the company announcing the sale of more than 100 million units since the line was introduced less than two years ago, according to a company press release.

Alpha attributes the sales milestone to a $4.5 million investment in machinery and infrastructure, coupled with an aggressive stocking program.

Pace Packaging to Show Pharma Bottle Unscrambler at Pack Expo

Pace Packaging will show its latest unscrambler models at Pack Expo in Las Vegas Sept. 28-30, including its Omni-line Model 500, and the company’s high-speed Pharma-line Model 400. The Pharma-line Model 400 is capable of unscrambling and delivering an ionized air rinse and concurrent vacuum at speeds greater than 300 bottles per minute, according to the company.

Both machines will be in continuous operation during all three days of the show. Pace Packaging will be located at booth C-2919. 

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, cachexia, or an unexplained significant weight loss in patients with a diagnosis of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). 

Study: PET Bottles Exposed to UV Light Negatively Impact Next Gen Bottles

A new research study conducted by Plastic Technologies, Inc. (PTI) found that exposing post-consumer bottles to ultraviolet (UV) light prior to recycling has a severe impact on the physical properties and visual attributes of next generation, recycled PET (rPET) bottles.

DIR Technologies to Debut "Lite" Version of Thermal Image-driven Induction Seal Inspection Solution for Bottles at Pack Expo

DIR Technologies will debut a simplified version of its Induction Integrity Verification System (I2VS) for bottles at Pack Expo Sept. 28-30 in Las Vegas at booth N-806. It uses an application of thermal imaging for induction integrity assurance.

Tris Pharma and Pfizer Enter Into Agreement to Commercialize 12-Hour Extended Release Cough Syrup Under Robitussin

Tris Pharma, Inc. announced it has entered into a license, supply, and distribution agreement with Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.  

Growing Nutritionals Company Selects New Bottling Line

Experiencing tremendous growth upwards of 40%, nutritional supplement formulator and supplier Jarrow Formulas Inc. (JFI) is adding to its already extensive line up of products for bone and joint health, gastrointestinal and cardiovascular health, sports nutrition, and others. “We are just shy of 400 SKUs and growing, adding 15 to 20 new products per year,” says Juliun Brabon, president of the Santa Fe Springs, CA-based company. 

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Pro Mach Acquires Zalkin

Pharmaceutical bottlers are familiar with Zalkin as a provider of advanced capping equipment offered in integrated bottle line solutions from Fowler Products. Fowler parent company Pro Mach is cementing closer ties with the acquisition of the French-based machinery manufacturer.
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