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.
|PMP News, March 1999|
Thanks to ISO 11607 and other milestones, medical device packaging has gained definite stature over the last two decades.
Organized by the Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council, the day-long conference set for March 12 seeks to tackle patient noncompliance.
The event, which takes place at Hamilton Park Hotel and Conference Center in Florham Park, NJ, is scheduled to feature a full agenda on March 12. HCPC shared the following details with PMP News:
7:30 – 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Opening Remarks