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  • Published On : Sep 2022
  • Code : CMI5207
  • Industry : Packaging
  • Pages : 177
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The global adherence packaging market size was valued at USD 864.54 million in 2021 and is anticipated to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.22% from 2022 to 2030. Growing need to reduce drug wastage is augmenting growth of the global adherence packaging market. Increasing focus on improving medication adherence via smarter and patient-centric pharma packaging, and generating data from existing medicines and delivery systems are the major steps in minimizing wastes related to drugs.

Global Adherence Packaging Market: Regional Insights

North America is expected to dominate the global adherence packaging market over the forecast period. The United States is accounting for the significant share in the region. Increasing number of pharmacies in the region is propelling regional market growth. For instance, more than 4,500 pharmacy automation solutions from Parata have been installed in pharmacies across North America in various situations, and the company offers pouch packaging solutions and blister packaging solutions to various retail pharmacies, hospitals, and discharge patients, long-term care, assisted living, and skilled nursing communities, physicians and accountable care organizations (ACOs), home health agencies and group homes, and c orrectional facilities and Direct-to-home.

At the same time, Europe is experiencing suppliers of controlled dose solutions dedicated to increasing health outcomes via medication adherence. For example, Jones Health care Group provides a complete range of adherence packaging to over 12,000 pharmacies in 20 countries worldwide. Also, registered pharmacists collaborate closely with healthcare professionals, institutions, and organizations in Venalink teams (a Jones Healthcare Group Company) based in the United Kingdom and Spain. They partnered to enhance medication administration and develop new packaging for markets in the United Kingdom, Europe.

Figure 1. Global Adherence Packaging Market Value Share (%), By Region, 2021

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Global Adherence Packaging Market Drivers:

Growing need to reduce the medication wastage is the prime factor driving growth of the adherence packaging market. Medication waste has a negative impact on financial on the healthcare system and environmental consequences.

Increasing government initiative to raise the awareness to improve the medicine intake regime of patients is again driving market growth. Moreover, growing demand for packaging type that allow patient to keep a tab on their medicine intake is again augmenting market growth.

Global Adherence Packaging Market Opportunities:

Advent of blister packaging that prevent contamination of compact medical devices and medicines from oxygen, moisture, and odor is projected to bring lucrative growth opportunities. Moreover, blister packs and dosage strips with pills organized by time or date of day can easily simplify the management of medication routines.

Growing healthcare expenditure to improve patient care is again expected to offer significant growth opportunities.

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Adherence Packaging Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2021 Market Size in 2021: US$ 864.54 Mn
Historical Data for: 2017 to 2020 Forecast Period: 2022 to 2030
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030 CAGR: 7.22% 2030 Value Projection: US$ 1420 Mn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East
  • Africa: South Africa, North Africa, and Central Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Material: Plastic, Paper and Paperboard Aluminum
  • By Type: Unit-dose Packaging, Multi-dose Packaging
  • By Packaging Type: Blisters, Pouches, Other Packaging Types
  • By End User Industry: Pharmacies, Hospitals, Other End Users
Companies covered:

Westrock Company, Keystone Folding Box Co, Cardinal Health Inc, Omnicell Inc., Jones Healthcare Group, Drug Package LLC, Manrex Limited, Medicine-on-time LLC, and Rx Systems Inc

Growth Drivers:
  • Growing need to reduce the medication wastage
  • Increasing government initiative to raise the awareness to improve the medicine intake regime of patients
Restraints & Challenges:
  • High installation and maintenance costs of automated systems

Global Adherence Packaging Market Trends:

Growing trend of multi-dose pouch packaging is expected to uplift the market growth over the forecast period. Multi-dose pouch packaging can help customers stay synchronized every month. According to the Euclid Medical Products, the med sync can lead to 2 to 3.5 additional prescription refills per participating the customer over the course of year. If one had an additional 100 customers on the med sync, taking 5 to 7 medications per month, this would be up to an additional around 2450 prescriptions that one could fill each year, generating an additional USD 24,500 in additional gross profit.

Advent of smart features in the medication adherence packaging types is another key trend prevailing in the market. This will further favor the market growth.

Global Adherence Packaging Market Restraints:

High installation and maintenance costs of automated systems are projected to limit the market growth of the adherence packaging.

Lack of awareness regarding the medication adherence packaging is again expected to restrict the market growth. According to the WHO, adherence among chronic illness patients in developed countries is only 50%. Medication non-adherence is known to be a major public health problem, as it leads to poor health outcomes and higher healthcare expenses.

Figure 2. Global Adherence Packaging Market Value Share (%), By Packaging Type, 2021

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Global Adherence Packaging Market Segmentation:

The global adherence packaging market report is segmented into material, type, packaging type, end user industry, and geography

Based on material, the market is segmented into Plastic, Paper and Paperboard, and Aluminum. Out of which, Plastic is expected to dominate the global market over the forecast period. Plastic (PE, PET, PVC, AND PP)  maintains a firm protective structure and exhibits moisture-resistant properties, and can lead to weight reduction by up to 90%, compared to glass, allowing a more economical transportation process.  Moreover, plastic such as PET properties can be improved by using colorants, oxygen barriers/scavengers, UV blockers, and other additives to develop packaging to match a brand’s specific needs.

Paper and Paperboard segment is also expected to witness significant growth in the near future and this is owing to its superior heat seal and peel properties, as well as a water repellent coating and high microbial barrier properties.

Based on type, the market is segmented into Unit-dose Packaging and Multi-dose Packaging. Out of which, Multi-dose Packaging is expected to dominate the global market over the forecast period. They are cost-effective and help in reducing material waste during production.

Based on packaging type, the market is segmented into Blisters, Pouches, and Other Packaging Types. Out of which, Blisters are expected to dominate the global market over the forecast period as they avoid compact medical devices and medicines from external factors such as odor, oxygen, and moisture, along with enhancing their shelf life. Moreover, recent studies have shown that blister packaging outperforms child- resistant (CR) bottles. They can offer a significantly higher level of safety for the children. Some blister solutions can offer a Child-Resistant safety lever of F=1, the highest child-resistance rating available.

Pouches segment is also expected to witness significant growth in the near future. They are commonly used for small-to-medium-sized soft and semi-soft sterile medical goods sold. Moreover, they are not vulnerable to damage during transportation and storage. The doses of medication are sealed in small plastic pouches, which are linked in a long strip.

Based on end user industry, the market is segmented into Pharmacies, Hospitals, and Other End Users. Out of which, Hospitals is expected to dominate the global market over the forecast period. A recent study by the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association found around 26% of all hospital readmissions were medication-related, and of those readmissions, 48% were related to non-adherence. An average adherence for patients with chronic illnesses is relatively poor: High cholesterol: 57%; High blood pressure: 48%; Diabetes: 43%. An adverse drug reactions are a leading cause of patient mortality. Such a factor is leading to the major demand for adherence packaging in the hospitals.

Global Adherence Packaging Market: Key Developments

  1. In July 2021, Cardinal Health launched Cardinal Health NavixRxTM Compliance Packaging, which provides independent pharmacies a solution to outsource compliance packaging for patients taking two or more prescriptions daily. Furthermore, the packaging facility is fully operational in Lewisville with proximity to a Cardinal Health distribution center and the Dallas Fort Worth and Alliance airports, providing supply and logistical advantages for service to pharmacies nationwide.

Global Adherence Packaging Market: Key Companies Insights

The global adherence packaging market is highly competitive. This is attributed to continuous launch of new technologies due to ongoing R &D and efforts by value chain participants. Moreover, key players are adopting various business growth strategies in order to expand their presence on regional as well as global basis. Some of the key players in the global adherence packaging market are Westrock Company, Keystone Folding Box Co, Cardinal Health Inc, Omnicell Inc., Jones Healthcare Group, Drug Package LLC, Manrex Limited, Medicine-on-time LLC, and Rx Systems Inc.

*Definition: Adherence packaging is an important part of healthcare services. According to recent studies, adherence problems account for more than 50% of care delays and lead to 125,000 deaths and 25 percent of hospitalizations worldwide. As these problems become more common, the need for effective packaging solutions is increasing.

Adherence packaging helps patients take their medications on time. It helps them stay on track and improve health outcomes. In addition to providing easy-to-read instructions for taking medications, medication adherence packaging also promotes the use of bio-PET (good natured, r). Bio-PET is a bioplastic that is safe and recyclable in most homes. In addition to the benefits of bio-PET, many patients prefer this type of packaging due to its environmentally friendly qualities.

Market Dynamics:

Growing need to reduce the medication wastage is the prime factor driving growth of the adherence packaging market. Advent of blister packaging that prevent contamination of compact medical devices and medicines from oxygen, moisture, and odor is projected to bring lucrative growth opportunities.

On the other hand, high installation and maintenance costs of automated systems are projected to limit the market growth of the adherence packaging

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the global adherence packaging market, and provides market size (US$ Million) and compound annual growth rate (CAGR%) for the forecast period (2022–2030), considering 2021 as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends,  regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global adherence packaging market based on the following parameters – company highlights, products portfolio, key highlights, financial performance, and strategies
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include Westrock Company, Keystone Folding Box Co, Cardinal Health Inc, Omnicell Inc., Jones Healthcare Group, Drug Package LLC, Manrex Limited, Medicine-on-time LLC, and Rx Systems Inc.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and the management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, type up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global adherence packaging market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the global adherence packaging market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Adherence Packaging Market By Material:
    • Plastic
    • Paper
    • Paperboard Aluminum
  • Global Adherence Packaging Market By Type
    • Unit-dose Packaging
    • Multi-dose Packaging
  • Global Adherence Packaging Market By Packaging Type:
    • Blisters
    • Pouches
    • Other Packaging Types
  • Global Adherence Packaging Market By End User Industry:
    • Pharmacies
    • Hospitals
    • Other End Users
  • Company Profiles
    • Westrock Company
    • Keystone Folding Box Co
    • Cardinal Health Inc
    • Omnicell Inc.
    • Jones Healthcare Group
    • Drug Package LLC
    • Manrex Limited
    • Medicine-on-time LLC
    • Rx Systems Inc

Frequently Asked Questions

The global adherence packaging market size is estimated to be valued at US$ 864.54 Million in 2021 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 7.22% between 2022 and 2030
Growing need to reduce the medication wastage and increasing government initiative to raise the awareness to improve the medicine intake regime of patients are fuelling the growth of market.
The Blisters packaging segment is the leading component segment in the market.
High installation and maintenance costs of automated systems is the major factors restraining growth of the market.
Westrock Company, Keystone Folding Box Co, Cardinal Health Inc, Omnicell Inc., Jones Healthcare Group, Drug Package LLC, Manrex Limited, Medicine-on-time LLC, and Rx Systems Inc.

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