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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.

Independent community pharmacies are increasingly providing services to support patient compliance according to the National Community Pharmacists Association’s (NCPA) 2014 Digest, sponsored by Cardinal Health.
October 31, 2014 | News

Community pharmacists promoting medication adherence

Pharmacists send text reminders, phone calls, interact with physicians, and also provide patients with generic drug savings.
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October 28, 2014 | News

A wearable device that tracks medication adherence

Amiko automatically collects data about usage, helping patients stay on track with their meds, providing instant feedback and eliminating errors in taking medication.
Could medication adherence gains be achieved as a result of our fondness for smartphones, tablets, wearables, smartwatches, and the like?
September 15, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Apps could play role in improved patient adherence

Could medication adherence gains be achieved as a result of our fondness for smartphones, tablets, wearables, smartwatches, and the like?
September 3, 2014 | News

Report: 19 million Americans abuse prescription drugs

Novus Medical Detox believes that more education is needed. Can packaging play a role in reducing prescription drug abuse?
June 11, 2014 | Product Brief

TCGRx: Overwrap pouch

CompletePac is a convenient, patient-friendly format for medication management at point of discharge.
Almac line at the Audubon, PA, facility.
May 19, 2014 | News

Almac conference tackles drug compliance, counterfeiting

Reporting from Almac’s May 16 event in Audubon, PA, “Compliance & Counterfeiting—Ensuring your drug product reaches the patient.”
Eric F. Greenberg is a Contributing Editor and Legal & Regulatory columnist for Packaging World and Healthcare Packaging.
April 29, 2014 | Column/Opinion

Packaging and opioid abuse

Make sure FDA knows how your packaging addresses opioid abuse.
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.
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.

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