blister pack

noun

variants or less commonly blister card
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

Examples of blister pack in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Neptune's Fix tablets are packaged in 20-count blister packs held in small boxes or 4-count foil packets. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 30 Jan. 2024 None of the blister packs reporters purchased in any city tested positive for other drugs. Connor Sheets, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2023 Many of those that did would only sell multi-tablet blister packs or entire bottles of pills marketed as Percocet or Adderall, sometimes at exorbitant prices topping $700 U.S. per bottle. Connor Sheets, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2023 Several pharmacies offered purple oxycodone in blister packs bearing the name of a Guatemalan drugmaker, along with a Guatemalan drug register number. Connor Sheets, Los Angeles Times, 14 June 2023 While Erickson was being booked into Northern Oregon Regional Correctional Facilities after his blood draw, deputies found an oxycodone blister pack with one 5 mg pill and another empty package in his wallet. Julia Shumway, oregonlive, 27 Sep. 2022 Police found Erickson had an oxycodone blister pack containing one 5 mg pill in his possession, according to a police report. oregonlive, 1 Oct. 2022 This vaccine is loaded into a blister pack, which is in turn coated in edible vanilla wax. Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic, 6 Sep. 2022 The supplements came packaged in a carton that contains a 10-count blister pack. Chris Smith, BGR, 3 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blister pack was in 1955

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“Blister pack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blister%20pack. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

blister pack

noun
variants also blister card
: 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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