Aptar CSP Technologies has joined the HCPC, a nonprofit association dedicated to expanding the use of compliance-prompting packaging to improve patient adherence and outcomes, potentially reducing noncompliance-related healthcare costs.
While the U.S. consumer is accustomed to seeing medication in both bottles and blister packs, bottles remain the dominant format in the U.S. Alternatively, since the end of World War II, the European standard for packaging medication has shifted toward the use of blister packs.
Entries are now being accepted for the The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council's Compliance Package of the Year competition through Friday, June 29, 2018. The competition recognizes leading pharmaceutical adherence/compliance-prompting packaging and is open to all firms involved in compliance/patient reminder pharmaceutical packaging.
Keystone Folding Box Company has released an improved version of its child-resistant Ecoslide-RX compliance package, which includes an updated re-closable locking feature designed to offer consumers a better experience.
In 1970, Richard Nixon signed into law the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The act was written in response to a growing number of child poisonings from unintentional ingestion of drugs and other products. The Act was successful, but a lot has changed in the last 47 years.
The medicine or device may be a home-run product, but if consumers aren’t using the product correctly, it has little chance of success. And if the consumers cannot even open the package to get to the product inside, it has zero chance.
Supply Chain Wizard – a leading full-service global consulting firm specializing in serialization and traceability, as well as supply chain strategy and operational transformation programs – is hosting Pharma CMO Summit on April 4-5, 2017.