Ecoslide-RX, an Eco-Friendly Pharmaceutical Package Designed to Improve Medication Adherence, Introduced at Walmart Stores

  Ecoslide-RX, an Eco-Friendly Pharmaceutical Package Designed to Improve
  Medication Adherence, Introduced at Walmart Stores

Business Wire

NEWARK, N.J. -- November 14, 2012

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."

Now found in Walmart pharmacies, Ecoslide-RX is a prescription pharmaceutical
package that can impro ...

Now found in Walmart pharmacies, Ecoslide-RX is a prescription pharmaceutical
package that can improve patient dosing compliance.

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.

For more information on Ecoslide-RX, please contact Ward Smith, Director of
Marketing at Keystone Folding Box Company, at (513) 871-4747,
ward.smith@keyboxco.com or visit www.keyboxco.com.

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For more information on Ecoslide-RX:
Ward Smith, (513) 871-4747
Director of Marketing at
Keystone Folding Box Company
ward.smith@keyboxco.com
www.keyboxco.com
 
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