I buy this product at costco. It has an outter box, an inner box and then you have to take them out of this 14 pill foil strip. Why do you make it so difficult? I could understand if these pills were $100 each. What say you? TNX JACK
It comes on the foil in a box when you buy it in any store. When you buy it at costco they package several boxes in a larger box to sell in quantity. The foil is child proofing. Unfortunately they are also adult proof alot of times. They make a tool to open pill packages, I've seen it in walgreen's. Many a time, as a nurse, I wished for something like it. We just poked them with a pen, then stick our nail in them to rip them open.
Two reasons! Tamper proofing and child proofing! I can remember when pill bottles didnt come all sealed up then those Tylenol poisonings happened and everything started being packaged up with child proof caps, seals and foils, encased in plastic and all kinds of tamper resistant packaging! It is really hard on people with rheumatoid arthritis to open those little foil blister packs! Heck, it is tough for me to open them and yes, kaismama, I too have used my pen to help open those packs and that is not very sanitary!!
There is also an expression called the "Golden Clamshell Award", which seem to belong to drug manufacturers more than anyone. Yes, childproofing is very important, but I agree with you, there are much simpler, less expensive ways to package medication that produce the same results. I believe that there is a psychological component to the packaging. You think that this medication is better than the others, because it is "protected" better than the others. There is an entire body of psychology studying why people buy, packaging, the way things look etc. Fascinating!!
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