Patient compliance

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.
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Noven Therapeutics earns HCPC’s 2013 Compliance Package of the Year

Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council names top packs during RxAdherence 2014.
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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
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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.
Specialty drugs represent improved patient health and profit for manufacturers, but create an insurance conundrum.
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Xavier University FDA Conference: Insurance perspective

Specialty drugs represent improved patient health and profit for manufacturers, but create an insurance conundrum.
Eric Greenberg is Principal Attorney at Eric F. Greenberg P.C., a law firm that concentrates its practice in food and drug law, packaging law, and commercial litigation. He can be reached at greenberg@efg-law.com or at 312-977-4647.
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Packaging adds safety, other benefits

The recently passed DQSA law is an important part of the picture, but only part of the story of how packaging’s role in safety is increasing.
Author Katherine Eban’s (shown here) book “Dangerous Doses,” exposed the dark side of America’s pharmaceutical trade. Here, the investigative journalist looked at the epic inside story of long-term criminal fraud at Ranbaxy, the Indian drug company that makes generic Lipitor for millions of Americans.
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Your Top 10 Healthcare Packaging stories from 2013

Serialization stories dominated the list among Healthcare Packaging online readers, but the top-read story of the year revealed some dirty deeds.
U.S. FDA offers resources to learn more about how to use acetaminophen safely during this cold and flu season.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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