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Rx Adherence News
Date : May 2015
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RxAdherence2015 conference well-received by attendees! This year’s educational presentations now available for download.
TheRxAdherence conference, along with its sponsors, HCPC, Healthcare Packaging and Packaging World, celebrated its 23rd year of being a leading event focused on improving patient adherence with packaging.The conveniently located one-day eventwas well attended by multiple pharmaceutical manufacturing representatives, HCPC members and various industry representatives. Educational presentations on improving patient adherence and supply chain safety were provided by Eli Lilly, Adherent Health, CareFirst (Blue Cross/Blue Shield), FreeThink Technologies, the University of Toledo Center for Pharmaceutical Care and Outcomes Research, InfraTrac and industry-renowned consultants. As a service to the industry after the event, the HCPC has posted a majority of the presentations online. HCPC web visitors can download these and previous RxAdherence conference presentations by visiting www.hcpconline.org.
Compliance Packages of the Year Announced at RxAdherence 2015
 
• 2014 HCPC Compliance Package of the Year: Astra Zeneca SEROQUEL XR® 14-Day Sample Kit for Acute Bipolar Depression from MWV
 
 
• 2014 HCPC Compliance Package of the Year First Runner Up: Eli Lilly Strattera® Physician Sample Pack from PCI
 
 
• 2014 HCPC Compliance Package of the Year Second Runner Up: Novartis® Exforge HCT® from PCI
 
 
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Get ready for Pharmapack NA, June 9 – 10, Jacob K. Javits Center, NYC
Pharmapack North America addresses the education needs of pharmaceutical professionals with a mix of in-depth technical presentations and panel discussions led by industry experts. This year's education program will cover the hottest topics in pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery including:
  • Child-Resistant, Adult-Friendly Packaging
  • Improving Package & Product Quality and Preventing Recalls
  • Patient Safety
  • Trends in Combination Products and Drug Delivery
  • Serialization and Track and Trace
  • Labeling Design

Visit these HCPC members while there!
Bemis Healthcare Packaging – Booth 4001
KörberMedipak, Inc – Booth 4151
Letter from the HCPC Board
Happy Summer, RxAdherence readers. It was good to see many of you at our RxAdherence2015 conference as well as the retirement reception we held in honor of Knud Christiansen of Klöckner Pentaplast. In speaking with many of you there, the speakers and their presentations were well worth the time away from the office. A lot of new information on patient adherence and supply chain safety was shared and many were looking forward to taking this new information back to their colleagues. The RxAdherence2015 conference presentations are available for download on our HCPC website, www.hcpconline.org.

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Letter from the HCPC Executive Director
We hope everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day holiday. Welcome to the long awaited summer. Almost everyone in the northern half of the country has a Winter story to tell. Interesting how visible problems are well understood. It doesn’t take any special tools or analysis to conclude that the recent winter was terrible.

Not so with our pharmaceutical supply chain, in fact, quite the opposite. Even with widely accepted evidence and blatantly obvious flaws we seem content to accept ancient practices despite the overall poor performance of the system. Strange but quite understandable. People are reluctant to change.

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MEMBER NEWS
ACG-NA joins the HCPC – waiting on approval of article
Save the Date – October 2016, HCPC members to host IoPP DPPC meeting in Annapolis, MD
The HCPC is thrilled to announce that it will be hosting IoPP Drug & Pharmaceutical Packaging Committee meeting in October 2016! To accommodate the event, the HCPC has moved its regularly scheduled early November member annual meeting to October for the 2016 year. Both organizations will have closed door, members only, sessions but there will be joint educational presentations, exhibit opportunities and networking events scheduled throughout the 2 ½ days. Details and sponsorship opportunities will be developing the over the coming weeks for this exclusive HCPC member/IoPP DPPC member meeting.
Colbert Packaging Installs New Heidelberg Printing Press
Winpak Introduces New WinForm® 25-45-60 Cold Form Rondo-Pak to Introduce Shock-resistant Carton for Sensitive Products
Patient-centric medication packages win awards, MWV, alongside its customers and PCI, sweeps Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council’s annual awards.
Aphena Pharma Solutions' Easton, Maryland, Facility Welcomes new Lab Manager
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