The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council

The Healthcare Compliance
Packaging Council

Welcome to the
Healthcare Compliance
Packaging Council

The Healthcare Compliance Packaging Council (HCPC) is a not-for-profit trade association that was established in 1990 to promote the many benefits of unit dose packaging -- especially the fact that these formats can be designed with compliance-prompting features proven to help people take their medications properly.

Two-Plus Decades of Research Studies Support Improved Patient Adherence With Calendarized, Compliance-Prompting Packaging

Read the HCPC white paper now!

Read HCPC's Executive Director's testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Hearing on Supply Chain Security.

Two-Plus Decades of Research Studies Support Improved Patient Adherence With Calendarized, Compliance-Prompting Packaging

Read the HCPC white paper now!

HCPC responds to FDA's Request for Comments on Draft Guidance for Industry on Safety Considerations for Container Labels and Carton Labeling Design to Minimize Medication Errors

The HCPC recently submitted a formal response to this industry guidance draft in an effort to have calendarized packaging recognized as an effective medication adherence tool. Click here for our formal response. For the FDA Draft, please click here.

Know us better

Pharmaceutical noncompliance is a tremendous problem in the United States. Estimated annual costs of patients not taking their medications approaches $300 billion.1 It is also estimated that 125,000 Americans die annually (342 people every day) due to poor medication adherence and 10% - 25% of hospital and nursing home admissions are also caused by people's inability to take their medications as prescribed.2

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HCPC Announces the Winners of this year's Compliance Package of the Year Competition!

2013 Compliance Package of the Year: Noven Therapeutics Brisdelle in MWV Dosepak® from PCI (Packaging Coordinators, Inc)

Compliance Package of the Year First Runner Up: Depomed® Gralise® Starter Pack from PCI

Compliance Package of the Year Second Runner Up: Mylan Amlodipine Besylate in MWV Shellpak® Renew with Optilock® Technology

2013 Innovative Design Winner: Mem-O-Ring Medication Reminder Ring for Self-Administered Opthalmics

See the Winners of last year's Compliance Package of the Year Competition!

2012 Compliance Package of the Year: Avive® customized multi-medication 30 day dosing system from MWV Healthcare

Compliance Package of the Year First Runner Up: Med-ic® 21 Dose Multi-Med Pharmacy Seal Pack from Information Mediary Corporation

Compliance Package of the Year Second Runner Up: Eli Lilly Strattera® Physician Sample (Dosepak®) Submitted by AndersonBrecon Inc.

Compliance-prompting packaging has been proven to increase patient adherence.

HCPC is now a proud member of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE)

HCPC is now a proud member of the Council for Affordable Health Coverage

HCPC is proud to announce it is a member of NEHI

"There is no question that packaging is a part of the overall strategy to addressing medication adherence," Tom Hubbard, NEHI's Vice President of Policy Research... told PMP News. "Medication adherence is a metric in the quality ratings for Medicare drug plans. There are goals that are pressuring drug plans to hit targets for adherence. Payers and providers are thinking more strategically about adherence."... Healthcare plans are trying to figure out the right mix of steps to keep patients adherent and head off overall medication spending. Packaging is part of that response. My personal sense is that there are industry players that are leading the way in packaging. Walmart, for instance, has made a major commitment in its strategy to use packaging."

Read the entire PMP News article here: http://www.pmpnews.com/article/tackling-nonadherence


RxAdherence2014 proved to be another year of thought provoking presentations from Pharmacy Quality Alliance, NASPA, Thrifty White Pharmacies, FDA, HCPC, California Board of Pharmacy and Contrentric Health. Presentations will be available for download shortly.


RxAdherence 2013 on March 12th was another successful conference focused on patient adherence and compliance prompting pharmaceutical packaging. We had many informative presentations from industry experts including The Council for Affordable Healthcare, NEHI, HealthPrize Technologies, CapGemini, Xcenda plus more. Click here for access to these useful presentations on the impacts of improving patient adherence!

New research conducted on patients utilizing the Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation's Diovan HCT®Shellpak® , a winner in the Compliance Package of the Year competition, highlights improved adherence and persistence with compliance packaging. Read more.