Walmart First to Adopt Next-generation Compliance Package in Its Pharmacies

Walmart announces plans to incorporate Keystone Folding Box Co.'s Ecoslide-RX 2.0 compliance package into its pharmacies nationwide beginning in 2015.

Jan. 6, 2015 - The new Ecoslide-RX 2.0 from Keystone Folding Box Co. enhances user-friendliness, including redesigned lock/unlock functionality and enhanced graphics, providing more dynamic user instructions.

The package passed Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) protocol testing for child resistance and once again received the highest rating, F=1. In addition to demonstrating a high level of senior friendliness, Ecoslide RX 2.0 was also reported by patients to be “easy to open” in consumer testing.

Walmart plans to incorporate the next-generation compliance package into its pharmacies nationwide beginning in 2015. Previously, Walmart had helped to further drive the use of patient-adherence calendarized packaging in the U.S. with its Dec. 2012 launch of paperboard-based Ecoslide-RX packs supplied by Keystone Folding Box Co.

"With Ecoslide RX 2.0, the overall consumer experience has been improved: the opening procedure of the new package is more intuitive, and minimal effort is required to unlock the package. Enhanced graphics present operating instructions that are easily understood—a benefit particularly to seniors who, understandably, comprise a significant percentage of prescription medication users," says Ward Smith, Director of Marketing at Keystone Folding Box Company. "Major pharmaceutical manufacturers are expressing strong interest in this package based on the overall customer experience."

The complete story is available at: Packaging World.

SOURCE: Packaging World