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"Clear Code" Laser Imaging Coating

February 24, 2015 10:07 am | by 3C Packaging | 3C Packaging | Product Releases | Comments

3C! Packaging, an independent privately-owned pharmaceutical packaging solutions company specializing in the design and manufacture of custom folding cartons, printed literature, inserts/outserts, labels/foils and unit dose applications, will premiere a sophisticated new coating for coding applications for serialization applications at INTERPHEX NYC 2015, April 21-23 at the Jacob K. Javits...

Ecoslide-RX 2.0 Compliance Package

February 24, 2015 10:03 am | by Keystone Folding Box Co. | Keystone Folding Box Co. | Product Releases | Comments

Walmart has announced plans to incorporate the next generation of Keystone Folding Box Company’s Ecoslide-RX compliance package into its pharmacies nationwide beginning in 2015. The new Ecoslide-RX 2.0 offers a host of upgraded features that enhance user-friendliness, including redesigned lock/unlock functionality and enhanced graphics providing more dynamic user instructions.

Folding Carton with Multimedia Capabilities, Including HD Video Screen

February 24, 2015 9:59 am | by Rondo-Pak | Product Releases | Comments

Rondo-Pak, a leading provider of quality folding cartons to the pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries, has developed a carton that can be equipped with multi-media consumer engagement features, including a thin, lightweight HD video screen – complete with sound – seamlessly integrated into a standard or custom-designed carton.

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NY AG Expands Herbal Supplements Investigation

February 24, 2015 8:25 am | by MARY ESCH, Associated Press | News | Comments

Three weeks after ordering four major retailers to pull store-brand herbal supplements off their shelves following DNA tests that found little or none of the listed herbs, New York's attorney general is targeting manufacturers of the popular products.

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Ebola Drug Shows Some Promise in First Tests in West Africa

February 24, 2015 8:18 am | by MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical Writer | News | Comments

An experimental antiviral drug shows some early, encouraging signs of effectiveness in its first human test against Ebola in West Africa, but only if patients get it when their symptoms first appear.

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Merck Grants Free License for Pediatric HIV Drug

February 24, 2015 8:13 am | by LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Merck has granted a free license allowing one of its HIV medicines to be made and sold inexpensively for use in young children in poor countries hard hit by the AIDS virus.

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Shire Acquires Meritage Pharma

February 24, 2015 8:08 am | News | Comments

Shire has acquired Meritage, a privately-held company, for an upfront fee of $70 million and additional contingent payments based on the achievement of development and regulatory milestones.

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Jacobs to Design Ireland Biologic Facility for BMS

February 24, 2015 8:03 am | News | Comments

Jacobs Engineering Group has received a contract from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company to provide architectural and engineering services for a new large-scale biologics manufacturing facility in Cruiserath, County Dublin, Ireland.

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Hazardous Location Air Conditioners for Electrical Enclosures

February 23, 2015 4:09 pm | by Kooltronic,Inc | Product Releases | Comments

The Hazardous Location Series Air Conditioners for electrical enclosures are designed for use in NEC Class I, Division 1 Groups A, B, C & D and Division 2 Groups A, B, C & D locations in conjunction with types X and Z purged enclosures, these units are used where hazardous gases are or may be present, and are also suitable for corrosive environments.

Sagent Pharmaceuticals Initiates Voluntary Recall of Atracurium Besylate Injection

February 23, 2015 2:05 pm | News | Comments

Sagent Pharmaceuticals has announced the voluntary nationwide recall of two lots of Atracurium Besylate Injection, USP, 50mg/5mL single-dose vials (NDC 25021-659-05) and four lots of Atracurium Besylate Injection, USP, 100mg/10mL multi-dose vials (NDC 25021-672-10) manufactured by Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and distributed by Sagent.

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VA's 'Choice' Program for Health Care Off to Slow Start

February 23, 2015 11:37 am | by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press | News | Comments

Far fewer veterans than expected are taking advantage of a new law aimed at making it easier for them to get private health care and avoid the long waits that have plagued Department of Veterans Affairs facilities nationwide.

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Governors: No Clear Plan if Health Care Subsidies Fall

February 23, 2015 11:35 am | by STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press | News | Comments

Millions of people could lose health insurance subsidies in the coming months if the Supreme Court sides with opponents of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. And one thing was clear this weekend as the nation's governors gathered in Washington: Many of the states that could be affected are not prepared for the potential fallout.

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Tobacco Companies Fighting Over Claims on Smoking's Effects

February 23, 2015 11:31 am | News | Comments

America's biggest tobacco companies say they are ready and willing to pass along factual public health information about cigarettes. But they say they will not go along with being forced to underwrite an ad campaign that would have the companies brand themselves as liars.

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Baxter Selects Bannockburn, IL, Facility as Location for Baxalta Global Headquarters

February 23, 2015 11:21 am | News | Comments

Baxter International announced today that Baxalta Incorporated, the biopharmaceutical company that is expected to separate from Baxter in mid-2015, will be headquartered in Northern Illinois at 1200 Lakeside Drive, Bannockburn, IL.

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Anti-Vaccine Mothers Discuss Their Thinking Amid Backlash

February 23, 2015 8:35 am | by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press | News | Comments

One is a businesswoman and an MBA graduate. Another is a corporate vice president. The third is a registered nurse. These three mothers — all of them educated, middle-class professionals — are among the vaccine skeptics who have been widely ridiculed since more than 100 people fell ill in a measles outbreak traced to Disneyland.

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