Bang & Olufsen Medicom smart blisterpack dispenser
Kuopio University Hospital blisterpack with electronic feedback buttons
The tagging of the packs of blisterpacks
and the plastic bottles used by patients is primarily a US phenomenon driven by the need for improved anticounterfeiting but there will be great improvements in theft deterrence and improved stock control and recalls.
For example, RFID enabled compliance monitoring blisterpacks
are newly popular.
In particular, where tags will be used in very large numbers at item level, such as the small plastic bottles and blisterpacks
of drugs in the home and hospital laundry, there is an ongoing debate concerning which RFID technology will "win" in the sense of being responsible for most tags sold - no one technology is expected to perform all tasks at item level.
The Sporanox(R) (itraconazole) Capsules PulsePak(TM) combines pulse dosing, which allows patients to take less drug at a reduced cost for fewer treatment days than continuous daily therapy, with convenient unit-of-use blisterpacks
The cassettes and cassette blisterpacks
are affordably priced at $8.