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Packaging Combats Opioid Crisis

Article on new lower-count medication blisterpacks mentions that they were developed in response to efforts by ISMP and the FDA to implement product packaging changes that deter opioid abuse and improve safety. The new blister packs allow doctors to prescribe smaller quantities of opioid medication and provide numerical identification of each dose to reduce the possibility of pill-count errors.

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