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Mini-Tablet Dispenser to Become Commercially Available in 2020
Phillips-Medisize acquired exclusive ownership of patents for the dispensing system to accommodate the varied and customized oral dispensing needs of patients.
Sep 11th, 2019
Bisio Progetti: Resealable Single-Dose Strips Available in Polyethylene and Polypropylene
Aug 30th, 2019
Tekni-Plex exhibits unit-dose pharma packaging solutions, new films for medical devices at Pack Expo Las Vegas
Aug 14th, 2019
21 Critical Supply Chain Tips for Cell Therapies
Jul 11th, 2019
Neopac Develops Polyfoil Dropper Tube for Streuli Vitamin D Application
Jun 13th, 2019
Google’s AI > Doctors at Diagnosing Lung Cancer
Google’s artificial intelligence can allegedly identify lung cancer a year before a human doctor can.
May 14th, 2019
HealthPrize: Adherence Program Development
Programs built with Drive apply HealthPrize’s approach of gamification, behavioral economics and loyalty marketing to boost patient adherence to their medications for chronic disease.
Apr 28th, 2019
PCI Joins the Fight on Opioid Abuse
PCI addresses opioid abuse by advocating for limited medication doses and using adherence-prompting unit-dose packs. Meanwhile, it’s closely watching Amazon and e-commerce for potential impact on Rx and OTC package design.
Mar 18th, 2019
Schreiner MediPharm: NFC-Label for Autoinjector
Stored information about the medication is transmitted to the SmartPilot and is recorded via the autoinjector. The resulting connected device is designed to enhance the safety of patients and assist them in the self-administration of medicines.
Feb 15th, 2019
Pharmapack 2019 Highlights Connected Devices, Adherence Packaging
Connected devices offer unprecedented promise in the ability to improve patient adherence as well as track product storage conditions and link patients with the healthcare ecosystem.
Feb 15th, 2019
The Shift from Hospitals to Home Care Continues to Shape Packaging
The future role of patient adherence tracking, flexible packaging options and sustainability continue to challenge the healthcare industry.
Feb 13th, 2019
Are Monthly-Fee Doctors Who Don’t Take Insurance the Future?
Direct primary care is a new trend in healthcare where doctors work for themselves and charge a monthly membership fee.
Feb 1st, 2019
Patch Analyzes Sweat to Monitor, Diagnose Health Issues
Epifluidics technology could be deployed in clinical settings or in the home to monitor patients remotely. Could its materials present new flexible packaging opportunities?
Jan 25th, 2019
Taking Aim at Deadly Pediatric Medication Errors
Founded by an emergency room doctor, color-coordinated syringes and syringe holders provide a simple method to measure and confirm the correct dose of a drug for infants and children.
Jan 23rd, 2019
Buffalo Pharmacies Addresses Medication Adherence
Independent community pharmacy offers multi-med blister card packaging that helps patients, caregivers and pharmacists manage complex medication regimens.
Jan 20th, 2019
Aerosols Deliver Positive Impact on Patient Adherence
How careful, informed product development can help bridge the patient adherence gap.
Jan 14th, 2019
Schreiner MediPharm: Smart Vial Kit
Digital therapy monitoring system enables electronic tracking and monitoring of medication dispensing and intake.
Jan 9th, 2019
Training Patients to Self-Inject Medications Key to Improved Adherence
Noble, BD partner in onboarding and demonstration programs aimed at improving patient adherence of self-administered injections.
Jan 7th, 2019
Blister Packaging Yields Patient, Healthcare Benefits: Part III
Taking a deeper dive into Holyoke’s blister card filling process for its single and multi-dose applications.
Dec 17th, 2018
Blister Packaging Yields Patient, Healthcare Benefits: Part II
Holyoke Health Center has transitioned to more advanced blister packaging that provides printed details in both English and Spanish, with pictorials for those who cannot read.
Dec 14th, 2018
Blister Packaging Yields Patient, Healthcare Benefits: Part I
Holyoke Health Center transitions to blister cards for multimed, personalized patient packaging.
Dec 13th, 2018
Noble: New Product Demonstration Platform
Devoted to safety and patient compliance, this multi-sensory training device aims to enhance training; includes a proprietary lockout mechanism for repeat use.
Nov 21st, 2018
New Opioid Crisis Law Cites Unit-Dose Packaging
President signs Support for Patients and Communities Act into law; HCPC applauds efforts of Congress and the FDA.
Oct 26th, 2018
Synergy Pharmaceuticals and Merck Earn HCPC Honors—Part II of II
Blister packs improve patient adherence by making it easier to remember to take meds, using graphics and easy-to-understand instructions.
Sep 13th, 2018
Blister Packs Prompt Compliance, Win Top HCPC Honors—Part I of II
Package innovations from Novartis and Lilly tie for Compliance Package of the Year awards in Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council’s annual competition.
Sep 13th, 2018
Burgopak: Duallok CR3 Child-Resistant Packaging System
Designed for controlled substances, this card-based tray and sleeve combination uses a patented double lock design.
Sep 10th, 2018
Keystone Folding Box Co.: Packaging Combats Opioid Crisis
A customizable version of its Ecoslide-RX packaging is designed to limit dosages and provide safer dispensing.
Aug 27th, 2018