Merck Zepatier™ Medication Package

HCPC 2016 Compliance Package of the Year

Merck carton open sliding out

The Zepatier® Medication Package promotes patient medication adherence using a custom Dosepak design that integrates a calendared blister clearly labeled by day on each individual pill cavity, highlighting the two week dosing regimen (2 two-week packages make up a monthly supply of Zepatier). Visual cues prompt medication taking and tracking. A 5/6th panel provides space for medication information, dosing instructions, and how to navigate the calendar. In addition, branding for Merck / Zepatier is easily seen on the outer package’s readable, flat space.

“WestRock and Merck partnered to design the Zepatier package to help HCV patients adhere to their medication,” said John Grinnell, VP, Sales, Health, Beauty, & Adherence, WestRock. Packaging is the one tool that stays with the patient throughout the medication journey, making it uniquely effective in providing regimen support.”


The Zepatier package builds on WestRock’s legacy of designing medication packaging that’s proven to enhance adherence. WestRock’s enhanced adherence packaging is shown to achieve an 80% PDC with up to 37% more patients versus standard vials.

When reviewing, one judge advised the package had a “Very clearly explained regimen with an easy-to-read font type and size. The red color is used appropriately to emphasize important instructions. With clearly stated details printed on the inside of the fold-open package and arrows guiding the patient through each daily dose, the package encourages compliance by keeping the regimen as simple as possible.”

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