Home » HCPC annual Compliance Package of the Year competition adds a student design category
The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC) is celebrating its 25th year of promoting the greater use of compliance-prompting packaging to improve patient adherence and patient outcomes. In honor of this milestone, the HCPC is adding a student compliance package design category to its industry respected Compliance Package of the Year competition. HCPC’s Compliance Package of the Year competition has recognized leading pharmaceutical compliance-prompting packaging since 1995 and is open to all firms involved in compliance/patient reminder pharmaceutical packaging. Now, however, in addition to accepting compliance-prompting packaging entries introduced in the 2015 market year from pharmaceutical manufacturers and suppliers, the HCPC will also be accepting design entries from undergraduate and graduate students of packaging schools and/or schools of pharmacy.
“Compliance-prompting packaging, also known as patient reminder packaging, has a positive proven track record in improving patient adherence”, says Walt Berghahn, HCPC executive director. “Over two decades of research studies, reviewed in our organization’s whitepaper, highlight the statistically significant increase in patient adherence when prescriptions are delivered in calendarized, compliance-prompting packaging. It’s a shame with all the innovative technologies we have at our fingertips today that U.S. prescription packaging has been largely untouched for close to six decades. Most patients still receive their acute care and maintenance prescriptions in an amber vial that offers no support for medication adherence! It’s time to get our future packaging employees and pharmacists thinking ‘outside the vial’ to create adherence packaging tools that are patient-centric and increase patient and/or caregiver engagement.”
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