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DUBLIN, Ohio — Cardinal Health has introduced a new multidose drug packaging system that it said would help pharmacy customers adhere to medication regimens, the company said Tuesday.
Cardinal said each Dispill-USA blister pack contains 28 individual blisters, each for a specific intake time and containing all the medications a patient needs for a specific time of day, eliminating the need for patients to count out medications from multiple bottles multiple times per day. Cardinal said the system is easy and affordable for retail and long-term care pharmacies to implement, and the manufacturer offers a software program that interfaces with most pharmacy systems. Cardinal is the exclusive reseller of Dispill-USA packaging kits, blister packs, labels and other supplies, the company said.
"Dispill-USA multidose packaging kits are a great tool to empower pharmacists to make it easier than ever for their patients to ensure they're being more adherent to their medication regimens," Cardinal Health president for U.S. pharmaceutical distribution Jon Giacomin said. "We also believe that pharmacies can leverage this packaging solution as a competitive differentiator, a great way to retain and attract patients who are looking for convenient, safe ways to improve their medication compliance."