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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.

U.S. FDA offers resources to learn more about how to use acetaminophen safely during this cold and flu season.
November 25, 2013 | News

Check medicines to avoid taking too much acetaminophen

U.S. FDA offers resources to learn more about how to use acetaminophen safely during this cold and flu season.
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The StoryTrigger app, launched this fall by Switch United, seeks to attact health and wellness-focused consumers with enhanced health and personal care product packaging that combines object recognition technology and interactive content.
October 17, 2013 | Column/Opinion

Turning a package into a 'content channel'

Newly launched smartphone and tablet app aims to turn packaging into an interactive experience that informs and entertains health and wellness consumers.
Off-the-Shelf: Patient adherence package aims to meet patient and pharmacist needs by enabling greater portability and efficiency
August 22, 2013 | Video

Off-the-Shelf: Patient adherence package aims to meet patient and pharmacist needs by enabling greater portability and efficiency

MeadWestvaco announced that its Shellpak Renew with Optilock technology adherence packaging will launch this summer at Walmart pharmacies with 11 medications from Mylan.
This summer, Walmart will offer 11 SKUs of Mylan medications in MWV's new Shellpack Renew with Optilock technology packaging.
August 8, 2013 | News

Mylan first to launch CR medication pack at Walmart

Mylan is working with Walmart to offer 11 SKUs packaged in MWV’s new Shellpak Renew with Optilock technology, and plans to launch additional SKUs in the future.
MedCenter system addresses patient adherence.
July 22, 2013 | Materials Product Brief

System addresses patient adherence

MedCenter features new approach of pill stocking (with days and dates), talking alarms, and visual aids.
MedicEcoslide
June 13, 2013 | Package Case Study

Information Mediary, Keystone introduce electronic compliance-monitoring blister pack

Package contains electronics that collect and report accurate dosing event data; well suited for clinical trials.
Too much medication?
April 24, 2013 | News

Report says 40% of parents give young kids cough/cold medicine that they shouldn’t

Many parents disregard label warnings. …Meanwhile, FDA’s BeSafeRx provides interactive map tool to protect against fake pharmaceuticals.
Healthcare reform
March 22, 2013 | News

Patient non-adherence costs underestimated

Healthcare Packaging associate publisher Liz Tierney reports that RxAdherence 2013 stressed the importance of medication adherence on healthcare-related costs.
Avive image
March 15, 2013 | News

HCPC announces 2012 Compliance Packages of the Year

Avive, Med-ic, and Strattera earn top honors from the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council at RxAdherence.
Adherence Estimator
February 20, 2013 | News

Merck’s Adherence Estimator aims to improve patient health outcomes

Online survey helps doctors and patients address underlying issues leading to nonadherence.

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