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Archive for the ‘Baby Boomers’ Category

Upping the Bar for Packaging: Up and Away

Friday, December 16th, 2011

I was intrigued to see packaging mentioned in the new child safety program promoted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other partners, Up and Away. The program is part of the PROTECT Initiative, with drug manufacturers, packaging suppliers, and ...

Study Points To Value Of Calendar Packaging

Friday, June 24th, 2011

A study of patient refill behavior to be published this month in Clinical Therapeutics shows modest--but significant--adherence improvements in patients using calendar blister packaging (CBP). A Pharmacoepidemiologic Analysis of the Impact of Calendar Packaging On Adherence to Self-Administered Medications for Long-Term Use reports on an analysis of pharmacy claims data from ...

Could Patient-Centered Labels Spread beyond the Pharmacy?

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Today is the final day for comments on California's new prescription drug labeling requirements aimed to boost patient safety. Don't worry--they appear to target pharmacy-generated labels, not manufacturer-generated labeling--but I wonder how they ultimately could influence your labeling. The new rule drives a number of changes that would result in what ...

Prevention Could Reduce Costly Care, But Not Eliminate It

Friday, July 10th, 2009

I found a pretty provocative editorial on CNN yesterday from Fortune contributor Matt Miller at the Center for American Progress.  "Why Prevention won't cure health care" seemed a little shocking. Judging from the healthy debate he started--21 comments, the lucky guy!--he and his sources touched a few nerves. Miller quotes ...

Your Package Could Have Helped My Grandma

Friday, November 21st, 2008

With many baby boomers reaching retirement age in the coming years, preventive healthcare programs are beginning to draw significant attention. Are you gearing your company up to meet their healthcare packaging needs? For instance, Campaign 2011, which focuses on the year millions of baby boomers will turn 65, kicked off this ...