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Patient Compliance in Healthcare

Articles examine package design that assists patient adherence to prescribed medicine regimens. Involves printing, coding, labeling, child-resistance, senior-friendly, and tamper-evident features related to patient adherence. Articles also focus on the materials and machinery used to develop these packages. Read on to learn more about patient compliance in the healthcare industry.

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.
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Patient adherence and product/package design: Photo provided by CBX and sourced from the Sept. 19, 2008 online article, “A spoonful of sugar really does help the medicine go down, say scientists,” in dailymail.com.uk. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1058406/A-spoonful-sugar-really-DOES-help-medicine-say-scientists.html
April 4, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Approaching patient adherence challenges through a consumer lens

Brand agency author suggests putting the patient at the center of pharmaceutical product/package design rather than the condition.
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.
Specialty drugs represent improved patient health and profit for manufacturers, but create an insurance conundrum.
March 21, 2014 | News

Xavier University FDA Conference: Insurance perspective

Specialty drugs represent improved patient health and profit for manufacturers, but create an insurance conundrum.
Jay Leno is scheduled to liven up Pack Expo proceedings Nov. 3 in Chicago.
March 19, 2014 | News

Jay Leno to liven up Pack Expo proceedings

Also, Pharma Expo will be co-located with Pack Expo in “one of the most exciting developments in recent PMMI history.”
Eric Greenberg is Principal Attorney at Eric F. Greenberg P.C., a law firm that concentrates its practice in food and drug law, packaging law, and commercial litigation. He can be reached at greenberg@efg-law.com or at 312-977-4647.
March 11, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Packaging adds safety, other benefits

The recently passed DQSA law is an important part of the picture, but only part of the story of how packaging’s role in safety is increasing.
Rexam: Multidose eyedropper
February 27, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Rexam: Multidose eyedropper

Novelia is a preservative-free, multidose eyedropper that promotes patient compliance.
Aptar Pharma: Injection delivery system
February 19, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

Aptar Pharma: Injection delivery system

Pro-Ject® auto-injector offers convenience and improves compliance.
MWV: Customizable medication adherence package
February 11, 2014 | Materials Product Brief

MWV: Customizable medication adherence package

MeadWestvaco’s Dosepak Express® with Optilock®tTechnology launches to better meet patient needs.
Author Katherine Eban’s (shown here) book “Dangerous Doses,” exposed the dark side of America’s pharmaceutical trade. Here, the investigative journalist looked at the epic inside story of long-term criminal fraud at Ranbaxy, the Indian drug company that makes generic Lipitor for millions of Americans.
December 19, 2013 | Column/Opinion

Your Top 10 Healthcare Packaging stories from 2013

Serialization stories dominated the list among Healthcare Packaging online readers, but the top-read story of the year revealed some dirty deeds.

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