blister pack

noun
variants: or less commonly blister card

Definition of blister pack 

1 : a package holding and displaying merchandise in a clear plastic case sealed to a sheet of cardboard Thousands of products, from rubber bands to radios, are sold in blister packs, tight-fitting sandwiches of plastic and cardboard.— Ellen Ruppel Shell

2 : a card holding usually medicinal tablets or capsules that are individually packaged in a clear plastic case sealed to the card A study presented to the American Heart Association found elderly patients taking high-blood-pressure medication were more likely to have prescriptions refilled on time if their drugs came in a blister pack. Unlike bottles, blister packs act as pill calendars—making it easier to determine when a pill has been taken.— David Bjerklie

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For number of pills in each blister pack, click here. David J. Neal, miamiherald, "A child took some psychiatric drugs on his own. And 470,000 drug packs got recalled," 8 July 2018 The drugs themselves came in two silver blister packs in a square white envelope. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "I Hacked My Body So You Don't Have To," 25 June 2018 The blister packs should have contained pink capsules with oral contraceptive hormones for the first 24 days, followed by four days of maroon capsules without hormones. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, "Allergan recalls birth-control pill packs with out-of-order placebos," 29 May 2018 Live cultures die over time, and supplements use a variety of packaging techniques like blister packs, foil containers, and cooling technology to slow down this process. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "What’s the Deal with Probiotics and Which Ones Should I Take?," 7 May 2018 The Food and Drug Administration is looking at the way opioids are prescribed and could require three- or six-day blister packs, which officials hope would encourage doctors to prescribe the drugs for these shorter durations. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, "Opioid Crisis Gets Washington’s Attention," 8 Mar. 2018 They were sold in blister packs in department stores, grocery stores, drugstores, and electronics shops. Bloomberg.com, "Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Meets With President Trump," 27 Feb. 2018 Beer, soft drinks, candy, canned soup and even pharmaceuticals rely on aluminum for cans, wrappers and blister packs, and many electronics include the metal. Time, "Trump's Trade Tariffs Could Make Your Beer and MacBooks More Expensive," 2 Mar. 2018

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1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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blister pack

noun
variants: also blister card

Medical Definition of blister pack 

: a card holding usually medicinal tablets or capsules that are individually packaged in a clear plastic case sealed to the card

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