Prilosec Believes in Russian Nesting Boxes

Last night, I went to the pharmacy to pick up some prescriptions and a couple of over-the-counter meds. On that list was some Prilosec OTC, one of the few industrial-strength antacids that pregnant women can take. It seemed like it was in a normal box until Shauna opened it up:

Dumb Prilosec Packaging

That's right, folks. Inside of the shiny retail box was another slightly smaller box that looked almost exactly like it. And in that box? Two more boxes. And in those boxes? Some rather large blister packs with the actual medicine. It's no small wonder that landfills are so full, you know?

UPDATE: The "box inside of a box" made me think of this clip. Enjoy.

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2 Responses

  1. Vanessa says:

    But don’t you think that all of the pregnant women with their industrial strength heart burn in need of industrial strength antacids with industrial strength hormones coursing through them appreciate the 83 layers of packaging?

  2. Jojo says:

    Seriously, why do they need to display such a big box? It’s not like chips, where it might benefit to make the bag look like there are more chips. You know i bet they could save $$ if they had less packaging.

    Ugh all that cardboard bugs me.

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