MeadWestvaco (MWV) has launched a smaller tablet medicine package which features an improved locking mechanism for child resistance and calendared compartments for prescription adherence.
The updated Shellpak Renew package carries the same quantity of tablets yet is 23% smaller than the previous model.
The outer packaging is made of MWV’s recyclable paperboard-based packaging solution Natralock, which is secure and tear-resistant. As well as offering guidance on the daily recommended dose, spine labels are colour-coded to help differentiate between medications.
The package is set to debut at US Walmart pharmacies with medicines from Mylan Pharmaceuticals.
Walmart pharmacy merchandising vice president Sandy Kinsey said: "Walmart is committed to developing scalable, accessible solutions to improve patient adherence to medication."
The packaging can be used for multiple medicines without re-testing for child resistance.
Image: Outer carton of Shellpak Renew packaging is made of MWV’s paperboard-based packaging solution Natralock. Photo: courtesy of MeadWestvaco