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OTC Remedies Packaging & Industry News

Articles discuss the latest trends, processes, and machinery related to the over-the-counter (OTC) packaging industry. OTC medications or remedies are drugs that can be purchased without a prescription. Articles also cover government requirements and regulations, OTC drug development, and anti-counterfeiting.

Health supplement company launches innovative Twist-and-Shake bottle
October 8, 2014 | Package Case Study

Health supplement company launches innovative Twist-and-Shake bottle

Bottle stores powders in a plug and plunger under the cap, with liquid in the bottle. Consumers combine powders and liquid by twisting the cap.
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MJS Packaging: Bottles
August 27, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

MJS Packaging: Bottles

New bottles for nasal market support changing child-resistant packaging requirements.
Standing out on shelf was all important as Oxy Bump went retail.
July 29, 2014 | Package Case Study

Packaging takes Oxy Bump retail

Oxy Bump, a nasal spray that uses an infusion of essential plant minerals and oxygenated saline to fight bacteria and allergens while moisturizing nasal tissues, recently went retail in an award-winning package.
New antacid packaging delivers retail shelf presence
July 25, 2014 | Package Case Study

New antacid packaging delivers retail shelf presence

The Tummy Company works with packaging vendors to deliver a shaped, portable bottle with special closure to provide ReliefOTC.
Rondo-Pak: Digital watermarking
April 15, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Rondo-Pak: Digital watermarking

Imperceptible digital watermarking for folding cartons expands product information and offers brand protection.
This photo shows an authentic alli carton.
March 31, 2014 | News

GlaxoSmithKline voluntarily recalls alli weight loss product

Company believes some packages of the product were tampered with, leading to recall of all alli products from U.S. and Puerto Rico retailers.
Senator Charles Schumer calls for safer packaging for children’s medicine bottles in effort to help prevent emergency room visits.
January 22, 2014 | News

Could 'flow restrictors' help reduce medication overdoses?

Senator Charles Schumer calls for safer packaging for children’s medicine bottles in effort to help prevent emergency room visits.
Pfizer’s Advil Film Coated Tablet cartons gain visual appeal and product differentiation with technology from Clondalkin Pharma & Healthcare Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
December 6, 2013 | Package Case Study

Technical printing techniques benefit Advil’s carton

Pfizer’s Advil Film Coated Tablet cartons gain visual appeal and product differentiation with technology from Clondalkin Pharma & Healthcare Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
U.S. FDA offers resources to learn more about how to use acetaminophen safely during this cold and flu season.
November 25, 2013 | News

Check medicines to avoid taking too much acetaminophen

U.S. FDA offers resources to learn more about how to use acetaminophen safely during this cold and flu season.
The StoryTrigger app, launched this fall by Switch United, seeks to attact health and wellness-focused consumers with enhanced health and personal care product packaging that combines object recognition technology and interactive content.
October 17, 2013 | Column/Opinion

Turning a package into a 'content channel'

Newly launched smartphone and tablet app aims to turn packaging into an interactive experience that informs and entertains health and wellness consumers.

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