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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.

Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
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.
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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.
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.
M. Jacob & Sons: Dispensing tip closures
September 18, 2013 | Materials Product Brief

M. Jacob & Sons: Dispensing tip closures

Closure line passes CPSC’s new requirement for child-resistant packaging on products containing imidazolines.

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