Research database

This Research Database has been developed by HCPC Europe to create an overview of the available research in the field of patient-friendly and adherence packaging. The database is for all members of HCPC Europe. Members can register as a user to get access to the database. Is your organisation not a member yet? Then please register your organisation as a member or contact our Executive Director Ger Standhardt for more information.

Pharmaceutical packaging and the elderly

The use of child resistant containers has been successful in reducing accidental poisoning of children. But it can present difficulties to vulnerable elderly patients who cannot extract their medication from the container. Patients must be encouraged to ask for non-CRCs if necessary and health care professionals must find ways of delivering medication in packaging which is appropriate for the elderly.