Keystone Folding Box Co.’s next-generation compliance package is being adopted by Walmart, reports Keystone (www.keyboxco.com). Walmart has announced that it will incorporate Ecoslide-RX 2.0 into its pharmacies nationwide beginning in 2015, Keystone reports.
Patients have been taking multiple medications for a number of years, resulting in mediocre adherence success. They do not take their medications for a number of reasons too lengthy to go into at this time.
Having completed its initial three-year program, the Script Your Future campaign has educated millions of patients, family caregivers, and healthcare professionals about the importance of medication adherence. The milestone was recognized at the annual meeting of the partners behind the Script Your Future campaign, which is coordinated by the National Consumers League and was launched in 2011.
The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC) announced the winners of its annual Compliance Package of the Year competition at RxAdherence 2014. The annual competition celebrates package innovations designed to improve patient adherence.
This year’s winners are:
• 2013 Compliance Package of the Year: Noven Therapeutics Brisdelle in MWV Dosepak from PCI (Packaging Coordinators, Inc)
• Compliance Package of the Year First Runner Up: Depomed Gralise Starter Pack from PCI
As a pharmacist, Sam Stolpe believes his profession can make a sizable difference in the persistent problem of patient nonadherence to drug regimens. He has more than just pride in his profession on his side—study data backs him up.
And packaging engineers can help, because he sees compliance-style packaging as part of the solution.
MeadWestvaco Corp. reports that it has received Walmart’s "Responsibility Award for Total Health and Wellness” for the development of Shellpak Renew. Designed to promote patient medication adherence, Shellpak Renew is 40 percent smaller and 30 percent lighter than the original Shellpak, and it eliminates the use of plastic, MWV reports in a press release.