NEWARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Now in Walmart pharmacies, Ecoslide-RX is a prescription pharmaceutical package that can improve patient dosing compliance. Unique to this package is a more eco-friendly design than competing packages. Manufactured by Keystone Folding Box Company, Ecoslide-RX contains no plastic and is produced from a raw material that is sustainable, recyclable and biodegradable. Additionally, the package design places a premium on both consumer safety and ease-of-use. Testing of the package in 2011 concluded Ecoslide-RX achieved the highest “child-resistant” rating (F=1) and is deemed "senior-friendly."
Compliance (or adherence) refers to the degree to which a patient follows prescribed dosing instructions. "Compliance packaging" is one way to help prompt patients to take medications correctly. Compliance packages offer day-of-the-week calendarization for each individual dose, which, according to several recent studies can significantly increase patients' likelihood to adhere to medication regimens.
"At Walmart, we are dedicated to quality patient care and have proven that adherence packaging assists in these endeavors," said Sandy Kinsey, Vice President of Pharmacy Merchandising for Walmart. In 2011 a published peer-reviewed study of over 300,000 Walmart pharmacy patients during a two-year period concluded that compliance packaging measurably improved adherence and persistency.
The same study also shows a significant ROI for the incremental cost of the compliance package over traditional bottles. Compliance packaging delivers a rare "win-win-win"; patients, drug manufactures, and retailers all can benefit from its use.
Ecoslide-RX is being utilized in Walmart's popular $4 prescription drug program, a testament to the package's cost-effectiveness and Walmart's belief in compliance packaging.
In a recent consumer research study, both pharmacists and consumers gave Ecoslide-RX high marks when graded against competing blister solutions and traditional amber vials.
Ecoslide-RX is a solution for prescription products, physician's samples and clinical trial materials. Ecoslide-RX offers large, easy-to-read type on all sides and clear, simple opening instructions.