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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Recent Examples on the Web Since most meds come in undated blister packs or bottles that aren’t conducive to tracking daily doses, Soriano suggests using a good old-fashioned pillbox. Madeleine Burry, Good Housekeeping, "6 No-Fail Tips to Help You Remember to Take Your Medicine," 2 Apr. 2020 In addition to being much more eco-friendly (these use a mind-blowing 80% less packaging than a traditional blister pack), the foil exterior blocks out light (which can dry out the lens) better than clear plastic. Karina Hoshikawa, refinery29.com, "I Tried Warby Parker’s Scout Contact Lenses, Here’s My 20/20 Take," 12 Feb. 2020 As with the fish blocks, the wax packets also contain a raccoon rabies vaccine, but this version, known as the ONRAB Ultralite blister pack, may be the way of the future. Jason Bittel, National Geographic, "Inside the massive effort to tackle one of America’s greatest rabies threats," 27 Sep. 2019 Their first product line is spices packaged in a recyclable blister pack. Stephen Singer, courant.com, "Startup companies at Hartford business accelerator look to cut back on cardboard use after boom in online sales," 7 Oct. 2019 The low price of generic drugs (a single vial or blister pack may cost as little as $1) explains the dearth of competition between their makers. The Economist, "A dire scarcity of drugs is worsening, in part, because they are so cheap," 14 Sep. 2019 That includes things like polybags, elastic bands, shrink wrap, window sheets, and blister packs. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "Hasbro Promises to Remove Nearly All Plastic From Its Packaging By 2022," 26 Aug. 2019 Terracycle has a partnership with Bausch & Lomb that recycles contacts, blister packs, and the top foil. Meirav Devash, Allure, "I Tried a Sustainable Beauty Routine for a Month to See How Easy It Is to Go Green," 15 Oct. 2018 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

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1955, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Blister pack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blister%20pack. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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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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