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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.
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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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Locking RFID seals

CYBRA Corporation annouunces a new tamper evident, single use RFID tagging solution – Lock & EnCode™ Locking RFID Seals.
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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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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
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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.
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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
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Merck’s Adherence Estimator aims to improve patient health outcomes

Online survey helps doctors and patients address underlying issues leading to nonadherence.
Pills and bottle caution
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Observations from Pharmapack Europe

Safety, compliance factors critical for patient-centric packaging, reports Healthcare Packaging Publisher Jim Chrzan from Paris.
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Child-resistant cap may malfunction, so Novartis issues recall

Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. is voluntarily recalling certain lots of Triaminic® Syrups and Theraflu Warming Relief® Syrups that were manufactured in the United States prior to December 31, 2011.

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