THONOTOSASSA, Fla. — CSS Health’s Pharmacy Services Division (aka Medicine-On-Time) announced the installation of its new Gonderflex printing press for medication adherence compliance packaging, which expands their manufacturing capacity for anticipated growth in 2021.
Medication Adherence continues to be a driving force to improve population health, reduce overall healthcare costs and achieve better health outcomes in the United States healthcare system. Pharmacies are using more compliance packaging to meet these goals.
“We purchased the press from Gonderflex International in Montreal, Canada. The manufacturing of compliance packaging requires high quality printing, unique to the industry. The Gonderflex prints, die cuts and laminates paper / foil barriers to produce a high-quality compliance packaging, meeting the most stringent requirements to achieve class ‘B’ packaging standards recognized by the US Pharmacopeia,” said COO of CSSHealth’s Pharmacy Services Division Perry Larson. “The press can run at 200 feet per minute (typically 16,000 cards/hr.), which is much faster than the two presses we currently operate.”
“COVID 19 has put enormous pressure on the US healthcare system and Americans are more aware than ever before of the need to take their medications as prescribed in order to remain healthy,” said CEO Jim Clair. “It has been proven through published clinical studies that with the combination of Medication Therapy Management (MTM) and the use of compliance packaging, patients are 90% more likely to have better adherence and lower hospitalization then those who are not receiving MTM and are receiving their medications in vials.”
“Located in our state-of-the-art facility in Tampa, Fla. this machine will increase our capacity and allow us to produce new package types of the highest quality standards in the industry,” added Larson.