MeadWestvaco introduces Shellpak Renew

RICHMOND, Va. — A packaging and packaging solutions leader has introduced a new package designed to meet patient and pharmacist needs.

MeadWestvaco said its Shellpak Renew — which will launch at more than 3,600 Walmart pharmacies this summer and nearly 2,000 other retail pharmacies across the country — features a tear-resistant, recyclable outer carton, an easy-slide blister and an integrated calendar for patients to easily track their medications. The development of Shellpak Renew is part of MWV's longstanding commitment to further awareness and solutions for poor medication adherence, the company said. The package is based on the company's original Shellpak, but is sustainable as is made of MWV's Natralock, an environmentally-friendly paperboard-based packaging solution that maximizes the use of recyclable materials and minimizes waste.

"Among the many adherence solutions that are available to help patients take their medications as prescribed, medication packaging may be uniquely effective as one of the last opportunities to educate patients about how to take their medications safely and effectively," said John Grinnell, VP and managing director for MWV Healthcare's secondary and adherence packaging division.

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