This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

MWV Healthcare’s Shellpak Renew Medication Adherence-Enhancing Solution Receives CPhI Sustainability Award

MeadWestvaco Corporation (NYSE: MWV), a global leader in packaging solutions, today announced that its medication adherence solution Shellpak® Renew received the Best Sustainable Pharmaceutical Packaging award at the 23 rd CPhI Worldwide event in Madrid, Spain. Modeled after MWV’s original Shellpak design, Shellpak Renew was adapted based on customer research to deliver key patient improvements: decreased weight and size, and including an environmentally-friendly, curbside recyclable outer carton. MWV was one of six finalists that presented to the judging panel.

“Hundreds of millions of Shellpaks have been distributed, so we recognize the importance of maximizing effective use of materials and minimizing waste,” said MWV’s John Grinnell, vice president and managing director for MWV Healthcare’s Secondary and Adherence Packaging Division. “Shellpak Renew is a platform for an integrated medication adherence program designed based on patients’ needs, and includes features that educate patients about how to take their medications correctly. With Shellpak Renew, we’re able to provide this platform to our customers in an environmentally-friendly format.”

Launched in April of this year, Shellpak Renew is part of MWV’s long-standing commitment to further awareness of and provide solutions for poor medication adherence. Shellpak Renew contains color-coded spine labels to help distinguish among drugs, easy-open, child-resistant push buttons and an integrated calendar that helps patients track medication usage. Additionally, it provides a 40 percent weight reduction over the original Shellpak, will save millions of pounds of plastic per year and has an outer carton made of Natralock, an environmentally-friendly paperboard that maximizes the use of recyclable materials and minimizes waste.

Medication packaging can play a unique and effective role with patients, reinforcing important information about how to take their medications correctly on each and every use. Research shows that approximately half of all patients across the globe do not take their medicines as prescribed.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 17,826.30 -279.47 -1.54%
S&P 500 2,081.18 -23.81 -1.13%
NASDAQ 4,931.8150 -75.9760 -1.52%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs