Labeling Change Warns About Possible Long-Term Osteoporosis Drug Risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns patients and healthcare providers about the possible risk of atypical thigh bone (femoral) fracture in patients who take bisphosphonates, a class of drugs used to prevent and treat osteoporosis. A labeling change and Medication Guide will reflect this risk.

New Film Label from Avery Dennison Increases Labeling Space

Avery Dennison Corp. has introduced a new labeling option intended to give package designers the ability to create more distinctive packaging shapes. 

Avery Dennison’s Curve Appeal is a patent-pending system employing special Fasson Curvy film labels that work together in a machine application process, the company shared in a press release. This system can accommodate complex curved surfaces more so than other current labeling processes, Avery Dennison claims.

Millions of Needle-Trap Labels Distributed

Schreiner MediPharm, a Germany-based global provider of specialty pharmaceutical labeling solutions, announces the successful international market entry of its Needle-Trap label.

Designed to help prevent accidental needlestick injuries from disposable syringes, the Needle-Trap system was launched two years ago. To date, millions of Needle-Trap labels have already been distributed, the firm reports in a press release.

UPM Raflatac Renews Digital Labelstock Family for HP Indigo Technology

UPM Raflatac is introducing several high-quality paper and film labelstocks certified for use with the HP Indigo WS6000 digital press. Submitted under the HP Indigo Media Certification program, these stocks also work with the HP Indigo WS2000 press and the WS4000 family of presses.

Providing Volumes of Information in a Pouch

Lauraville Packaging LLC (Syracuse, NY) exhibited its solutions at EastPack for encapsulating flat items such as booklets, pamphlets, and others into adhesive-backed pouches for application to flat packages. The filled pouches, which can be provided in rolls or fan folded in cartons, can be applied by a label applicator to packaging.

Schreiner MediPharm Offers Specialty Labels with Anti-Counterfeiting Void Effects

Schreiner MediPharm (Munich, Germany) offers secure and innovative labels that provide tamper protection for product packs, as well as for variable printed data like batch number or drug expiration dates. Special void effects are integrated into the label for anti-counterfeiting purposes. Thus, they prevent re-labeling of product packs as well as alteration of variable product data.

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SHL Expands U.S. Operations With SHL Pharma Systems

SHL is continuing to expand operations in the United States with the establishment of SHL Pharma Systems, a state-of-the-art final assembly and packaging operation. Located in South Florida, this new facility will offer final assembly, labeling, and packaging services to SHL's pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers.


FDA Approves Mesna Injection

Sagent Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Schaumburg, IL), a specialty pharmaceutical company, receives approval from FDA to market mesna injection. Mesna is a prophylactic agent used to reduce the incidence of hemorrhagic cystitis caused by ifosfamide chemotherapy.

"Mesna is our second addition this month to our cancer supportive care product line, allowing Sagent's sales teams to provide customers with an expanding range of products for oncology patients," says Jeffrey M. Yordon, CEO, founder and chairman of the board, Sagent.

CCL Industries Acquires Australian Healthcare Label Company

CCL Industries Inc. announced today that it has acquired Purbrick Ltd, a privately held company based in Melbourne, Australia. Purbrick supplies patient information leaflets and pressure-sensitive labels to global pharmaceutical customers located in Australia.

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