“When patients take medicine, they expect it to work,” writes Charlene Israel. “But experts warn if medications aren’t stored properly, not only will they stop working — they could become dangerous.” Temperature might be the most important factor, but if medicines are exposed to contaminants, they could not only lose their effectiveness, they could become dangerous themselves. Because of that, pharmaceutical packaging services play a valuable role. Though consumers tend to ignore them — at least until they have a splitting headache and have to do a bit of work to get a pill — the right bottles, pouches, sachets, and other packaging products are quite important.
Of the many different products pharma packaging services provide, blister packages are the most popular. They feature a formable web that is used to protect single unit doses, like allergy pills or pain medications, from breaking and the combination of PVC and foil provides an air-tight seal. On top of that, there are multiple types of blister packs, including “clamshells,” where the package folds down onto itself. Finding the right option is important for drug manufacturers who want to make sure that their products are effective, and blister packs are always reliable.
An additional benefit of blister packaging is the fact that they can be used as a marketing tool. Pharmaceutical companies spend billions every year on advertising on marketing, and actually, the amount spent there is much greater than the amount they spend on research and development. Blister packs come in all kinds of colors and finishes for a unique look that stands out on drug store shelves. Plus, carded blister packs allow both manufacturers and retailers to include promotional materials to try to build a more loyal customer base. The combination of safety and marketability makes blister packs a great choice for many manufacturers.
Consumers need to make sure that they store items properly, since even the safest packages can’t do anything to regulate temperature. They should be kept at room temperature and Israel says that linen closets are a better option than bathroom medicine cabinets because they are less humid. If stored properly, the best products that packaging services produce will make it easy for people to better deal with problems ranging from small headaches and allergies to more significant disorders.