VeriFone introduces next series of price checker
NEW YORK VeriFone Holdings has unveiled its new product, the MX800 Series Price Checker. It can also double as a gift card registry or loyalty program enrollment kiosk.
The MX800 Series Price Checker combines with MX800 payment systems to deliver the only Payment Card Industry Pin Entry Device-approved price checker on the market and is capable of accepting secure payments from consumers. The PCI PED allows for more security to credit card users. The system can provide consumers with services including price checking, product locator, product information, gift card lookup or reload, gift card purchases, bill payments and more.
“Shoppers are increasingly looking for easy to use, speedy self-serve applications that enable them to avoid waiting in lines,” said Paul Rasori, VeriFone’s vice president of global product marketing. “Merchants looking to reduce store labor costs and improve consumer service can offer self-service customer touch points utilizing VeriFone’s MX800 Series Price Checker to deliver revenue-generating applications or capture consumer attention with brilliant animated promotions anywhere throughout their stores.”
The MX800 Series Price Checker will be available in the second quarter of 2008.
FDA to open office in India
KOCHI The Food and Drug Administration is planning on opening an office of its agency in India, in an effort to ensure the quality of the food and drugs being imported by the U.S., according to published reports.
Health and Human Service secretary Michael Leavitt and FDA commissioner Andrew von Eschenbach are in the country presently assessing the manufacturing practices existing at drug and food processing units.
According to Leavitt, he set up the mission because, “there was a serious apprehension among the consumers in this country on the quality of food and drugs being imported.” “We are trying to ensure the quality in the entire system of supply chain, right from the seed to the last outlet from where people buy the goods,” he said.
The U.S. imports about $56 million worth of food and drug products from India.
BioDelivery works on risk management plan for dissolving fentanyl patch
RALEIGH, N.C. BioDelivery Services International is planning on developing a safety plan for its new BEMA fentanyl patch, which the Food and Drug Administration accepted for review last week, according to published reports.
In December, a public health advisory from the FDA was released following reports of life-threatening side effects and even death associated with inappropriate prescriptions or use of the patches. So, to be safe, BioDelivery has developed a Risk Minimization Action Plan, or RiskMap, for its patch, which dissolves in the mouth and is placed on the walls of the cheek, unlike other fentanyl patches, which are placed on the skin and have to be disposed of.
Fentanyl is a narcotic pain medication more powerful than morphine. It has been in use for years. The FDA first issued a public health advisory for fentanyl skin patches in July 2005 following reports of the deaths of some patients.
BioDelivery’s vice president of marketing stated that the company is more confident as to the differences between its patch and other fentanyl patches, and believes the confidence is extended to how the drug is meant to be used and how the drug is delivered in the body.