Keystone Folding Box Co. Introduces Blister Solution for Limited Opioid Prescriptions

Customizable Ecoslide-RX packaging design seen as a tool to combatongoingopioid crisis

Newark, NJ –Keystone Folding Box Co., a designer and cGMP manufacturer of paperboard packaging solutions, has developed a modified, customizable version of itsEcosite-RXprescription blister package to address the nation’s ongoingopioid epidemic. The updated Ecoslide-RX packageis designed to limit dosages in an effort to curb overdoses while providing added benefits for safe dispensing.

The lower dose count Ecoslide-RX was introduced in response to efforts by the FDA and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) to implement product packaging changes that deter opioid abuse. In an effort to combat dependency and overdoses, the design of theEcoslide-RX allows doctors to prescribe smaller quantities of opioid medication via limited days of dosing presented in blister packs.The packaging also provides numerical identification of each dose, eliminating the possibility of pill-count errors.

Major benefits of Keystone’s originalEcoslide-RX package also are incorporated. The pack includes a re-closable locking featureoffering consumers a safe yet streamlined experience. Child-resistant (F=1) yet senior-friendly, Ecoslide-RX is also versatile by design, meaning itcan be adjusted to accommodate patients with dexterity issues. Additionally, the blisterpack’s broad format allows for pictographs and larger texts on all sides for easier patient instruction and accessibility. 

Per its name, Ecoslide-RX also is eco-friendly: Comprised of 100% recyclable paperboard, the packaging separates easily from its internal blisterfor easy recycling. 

“Ecoslide-RX can revolutionize the manner in which controlled substances are dispensed,” said Ward Smith, Director of Marketing & Business Development at Keystone. “It represents a forward-thinking solution that supports the pharmaceutical industry’s goal of combatting ouropioidepidemic.”

About Keystone Folding Box Co.
While Keystone continues to be a leader in the manufacturing and design of paperboard packaging, they are also a design center and source for non-paperboard packaging components. To learn more about Keystone Folding Box Company, please contact Ward Smith at Keystone Folding Box Company, at (513) 871-4747, or visit

Client: Keystone Folding Box Co.

Contact: Turchette Agency
Christopher Dale
(973) 227-8080, ext. 116
Ward Smith
Keystone Folding Box
(513) 871-4747


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