Colbert Packaging Corp. is expanding its MedLock EZ™ family of patient compliance packages to accommodate a wider range of medications. The newest addition to the MedLock EZ family features a larger footprint than the MedLock EZ design introduced last year. Both packages have tested to F=1 for child-resistant, senior-friendly (CRSF) effectiveness by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The new version of MedLock EZ functions just like its smaller predecessor, but it has a larger footprint because it was designed to accommodate larger pills and blister cards.
MedLock EZ consists of a fully brandable outer paperboard shell that houses a pill blister card locked into place with an integrated, patent-pending locking mechanism. The lock disengages by squeezing and holding touch-points at one end of the paperboard shell while sliding the blister card out through the other end. Once the blister card is exposed, medication can be pressed through one of the individual blisters. Sliding the blister card back into the outer shell reengages the lock.
In addition to the branding and sustainability advantages of a paperboard-based design, MedLock EZ’s large printable area offers ample opportunity to engage patients in their drug treatment regimen. With MedLock EZ, pharmaceutical companies can promote adherence by communicating clear and consistent dosing instructions and by making dosages easy to dispense and track.