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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.

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.
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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.
New Jersey-based contract packager Reed-Lane completed its first new product launch on its recently installed Uhlmann Packaging Systems UPS4 MT blister line. The application involves Reckitt Benkiser’s Mucinex Allergy Tablets.
March 7, 2014 | Machine Case Study

Contract packager’s new machine helps launch new Mucinex blisters

Enhanced Uhlmann blister line features dedicated product feeder, vision system, and in-line cartoner for allergy tablets.
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.
A stock image portraying packaged medical marijuana.
August 29, 2013 | News

Container company supports child-proof packaging for marijuana products

Medical wellness container wholesale distributor Kush Bottles to urge Colorado lawmakers to support Task Force recommendation.
Bayer aspirin packaging.
August 19, 2013 | Feature Article

Connecting to consumers with OTC packaging

Bayer and Aleve serve as examples that satisfy consumers. Packaging needs to appeal to the 4 Es.
Comar's SecureCap Child-Resistant Closures.
July 15, 2013 | Materials Product Brief

Comar: Child-resistant closures

Use two-piece push-and-turn technology for nasal and ophthalmic products containing imidazolines.

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