Colbert Packaging Corporation has expanded its MedLock EZ™ family of pharma packaging solutions to accommodate a wider range of medications. According to the company, the new version of MedLock EZ and its predecessor have received high safety marks from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, both testing to F=1 for child-resistant, senior-friendly (CRSF) effectiveness.

The newer version of MedLock EZ is similar to the previous design, but accommodates larger pills and blister cards, according to Colbert. The company said that the MedLock EZ’s outer paperboard shell presents pharmaceutical companies with branding opportunities as well as space to provide medication instructions to the patient.

Vice President of Product Development Glenn Grosskopf said:

“When subjected to CPSC testing protocols, all of the seniors were able to open the MedLock EZ package, but none of the kids were able to scratch, tear or bite their way in. There really is no other acceptable outcome to the CPSC tests. MedLock EZ is a child-resistant, senior-friendly and sustainable unit dose alternative to amber prescription vials, and now it’s available in two varieties.”

The MedLock EZ family is part of the growing number of child-resistant, senior-friendly pharma packaging solutions. Several recent products feature the combination, including the Medi-CRREO Child-Resistant Pouch and WestRock’s HiMark® CR Nasal Pump.


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