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Compliance packages of the year

The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council announced the 2002 winners of its Compliance Package of the Year Award: Lamictal by GlaxoSmithKline; Fosamax by Merck & Co.; and Nexium by AstraZeneca.

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These packages were deemed superior because they incorporated compliance-enhancing features in their overall design. Packages were judged by a panel comprised of professionals from the pharmaceutical packaging industry.

Lamictal, an anti-epileptic drug, is packaged as a titration therapy physician’s sample. On the market for three years, the package was recently redesigned to incorporate a single, all-encompassing fold-out package. The secondary packaging carton was supplied by Caraustar Custom Packaging Group. The folding components were supplied by MeadWestvaco.

Fosamax, an osteoporosis drug, is available in a carded blister pack that incorporates ease of use and a patented zipper CR feature. A seven-day calendar helps patients document drug usage. Four calendar reminder "stickers" are included to help patients mark dosing dates. Packaging components are supplied by Klöckner, Alcan, and MeadWestvaco.

Nexium, a treatment for acid-related disorders, is packed in a 14-day tablet patient pack enclosed in a tamper-evident carton. This sample kit is a carded foil blister pack containing labeling and instructions printed on the foil itself. The package was submitted for consideration by supplier Jones Packaging.

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