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Packaging and its partners

When packagers speak of packaging, frequently they are referring to the physical structure holding a product. Of course, most packaging, and retail packaging in particular, is usually covered to some degree by label content, so sometimes people refer to a product's "packaging" when what they are referring to is labeling. The best way to avoid potential confusion is to remember that packaging includes the physical structure as its labeling.

It's also been a longstanding contention, and not original with me, to note that packaging as such plays an important role in making a product safe, both in terms of the protective and preservative functions it can serve as well as the directions, warnings and other information that might be contained on the labeling. In fact, it's most accurate to say that what makes a product safe for consumer use is often a combination of its physical characteristics (chemical formulation for example), plus the way it is packaged (unit dose is an example), plus the statements on its labeling (most notably directions for correct use and warnings about when not to use it). [A note about terminology: The legal definition of "label" refers to written, printed or graphic matter on a product's immediate container, while "labeling" means the label, plus what's on any outer container or wrapper, or otherwise accompanying the article.]

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Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 2002
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 2003
Education:
Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
J.D.
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Honors: Order of Coif
Law Review: Chicago-Kent Law Review, 1999 - 2001


Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
B.S.
Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Major:  Biomedical Sciences


Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
D.P.M., Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
Major:  Podiatric Medicine


Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska
B.A.
Honors: Dean's List
Major:  Psychology


Published Works:
What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Why Managed Care Organizations have a Legal Duty to Disclose the Use of Financial Incentives to Limit Medical Care, 35 J. Hlth. L. 145, 2002


Policing the 'Wild West' World of Internet Pharmacies, 55 Food & Drug L. J. 619, 2000


Policing the 'Wild West' World of Internet Pharmacies, 76 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 1333, 2001


Diagnosis and Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis Langer Biomechanics in Step, 1997


Honors and Awards:
1st Place, American Health Lawyer's Association Writing Competition, 2001 - Present


3rd Place, Food and Drug Law Institute's H. Thomas Austern Writing Awards Competition, 1999 - 2000


1st Place, Langer Biomechanics National Research & Writing Competition, 1997


2nd Place, Langer Biomechanics National Research & Writing Competition, 1996


American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine Outstanding Student in Medicine Award, 1997


Professional Associations and Memberships:
Illinois Podiatric Medical Students Association, 1995 - 1996
President


Fraternities/Sororities:
Delta Zeta


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