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Child Resistant & Senior Friendly Packaging News

Get news on trends, issues, and machinery pertaining to child-resistant and senior-friendly healthcare packaging. Key topics discussed include safety systems for medication dosing, regulations in child-resistant packaging, recall information, package design, materials, and safety closures to ensure child safety as well as user friendliness for seniors.

Romaco and Ecobliss: Child-resistant carton box
October 6, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Romaco and Ecobliss: Child-resistant carton box

The Promatic P 91S manufactures Locked4Kids, a child-resistant carton box for pharmaceuticals.
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Mold-Rite Plastics: Closures
August 29, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Mold-Rite Plastics: Closures

EZ-Safe and EZ-Grip closures feature ergonomic ribs for a user-friendly consumer experience.
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August 27, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Packaging leads to CPSC action

Commission says some Dr. Reddy’s packaging failed to meet ‘special packaging’ that is resistant to children but openable by adults.
Comar: Dosing cups
July 28, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Comar: Dosing cups

Easy-to-read AccuCups improve dosing accuracy.
UK-based Child Safe Packaging Group notes that by 2015, the need for child-resistant packs will increase, and more package testing may be required.
June 6, 2014 | News

Forthcoming CLP regs expected to increase need for child-resistant packaging

UK-based Child Safe Packaging Group notes that by 2015, the need for child-resistant packs will increase, and more package testing may be required.
The CPSC was brought up recently when Senator Charles Schumer of NY said that FDA and CPSC should use “flow restrictors” on children’s medicines to help prevent an estimated 10,000 annual emergency room visits.
May 15, 2014 | News

Healthcare Packaging goes to Washington: Part IV of a four-part series

A healthcare perspective on the Consumer Products Safety Commission from Bethesda, MD.
Package of the year:  Noven Therapeutics Brisdelle is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe vasomotor symptoms (VMS) associated with menopause. The Brisdelle compliance design features calendarized dosing for 30 days of therapy, with a designated area for the patient to note the starting date of the therapy.
April 10, 2014 | Feature Article

Noven Therapeutics earns HCPC’s 2013 Compliance Package of the Year

Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council names top packs during RxAdherence 2014.
Schreiner MediPharm: Single Wrap labels
March 28, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Schreiner MediPharm: Single Wrap labels

Detachable single-wrap labels reduce the risk of parenteral dispensing errors.
Gwalia Packaging Group: Container opening device
March 25, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Gwalia Packaging Group: Container opening device

Top Twister eases opening of both child-resistant and standard containers.
Comar: Valved bottle adapter system
February 6, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Comar: Valved bottle adapter system

DoseGuard™ protects children from unintentional ingestion of liquid medications.

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