Medication adherence package: Product of the Day

By Kari Embree in Pharmaceutical Packaging on February 26, 2014

MeadWestvaco Corp.  introduces Dosepak Express with Optilock technology, a customizable medication package that enables pharmaceutical companies to develop brand-specific adherence solutions that better fit patients’ lifestyles while also meeting regulatory requirements. MWV’s Dosepak product family offers global manufacturers the unique flexibility to implement this package with or without child-resistance features, depending on applicable regulatory requirements and manufacturer choice.

Dosepak Express with Optilock technology utilizes a new advanced locking mechanism and is 23 percent smaller than the original Dosepak Express. This new smaller package size accommodates the same number and size of pills as the larger package. It is first being introduced at Pharmapack Europe on Feb. 12-13.

Dosepak Express with Optilock technology is a part of MWV’s suite of proven adherence-enhancing solutions. The package was developed based on insights from medication adherence experts, customers and consumers and is an evolution of the original Dosepak packaging, which has been used extensively in both clinical research as well as in market.

The package contains adherence-enhancing features, including an integrated calendar that allows patients to easily track their medications. The calendared blister stays attached to the outer carton for the duration of the medication regimen, enabling better pill protection as well as a daily opportunity for patient education and brand messaging. The outer carton is made of an environmentally friendly paperboard-based packaging solution that maximizes the use of recyclable materials and minimizes waste.

MeadWestvaco Corp., 804-444-1000

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