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Packaging helps prevent children from overdosing from medicines at home

New educational program reminds parents to keep packaged medications ‘Up and Away and Out of Sight.’
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FDA launches Web site on safe sharps disposal

On Nov. 8, the agency introduces a new site for patients and caregivers regarding improperly disposed sharps and needles that pose public health risks.
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Packaging may contribute to 'significant' improvement in patient adherence

HCPC-Europe, NVC Netherlands position paper calls on industry and governmental organizations to facilitate the use of intelligent packaging to improve patient adherence to medications.
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Duke think-tank evaluates the state of medication adherence

Recommendations aim to help ensure that Americans get the most benefit from advances in pharmacology.
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TE clamshell for sprouts

Baltimore-based Brassica Sprout Group has announced a switch to what it believes is the industry’s first tamper-evident, tamper-resistant, vented clamshell container as one more step in their continued efforts to improve food safety in the sprout market. 
Sample packs. AccuDial's liquid OTC cough and cold pediatric med bottles include a two-part rotating label, plastic-packed dosin
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AccuDial spins children's liquid medication dosing into the 21st Century

AccuDial’s inner and outer labels provide parents and caregivers information to precisely dose their child based on weight, not age.
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Demographic developments and packaging

As grandparents play a larger role in raising children, child-resistant/senior-friendly packaging will gain importance.
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Keystone Folding Box Company: Child-resistant, senior-friendly compliance package

Ecoslide-RX compliance package from Keystone Folding Box Company is made from 100% recyclable material, contains no plastic in its secondary packaging and requires minimal film and foil.  
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Study reports 'modest improvement' in medication adherence

Dispensing data from 3.1 million individuals filling prescriptions at nationwide Walmart pharmacies shows positive adherence results from using calendar blister packaging.
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FDA gives thumbs-up to redesigned labels for some Merck meds

Agency commends Merck’s efforts to reduce pharmacy selection errors. The company’s Label Standardization Projects includes revisions for 34 container labels for 16 oral solid-dose drugs.

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