Meeting the CDC Challenge: Comar Introduces a Safer Measure for Children’s Medicine

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Responding to a call for improved liquid medication packaging, the DoseGuard™ System provides an innovative solution for keeping kids safe from unintentional ingestion.

DoseGuard protects children from unintentional overdose

DoseGuard protects children from unintentional overdose

The CDC request was particularly challenging. They were looking for a passive system that would still be effective for applications in which children were unsupervised

Comar is protecting children with an easy-to-use, two part system called DoseGuard™. Responding to the call of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Comar created the DoseGuard system to prevent unintentional ingestion of liquid medications by children. The product’s innovative design gives parents and caregivers the ability to prevent infants and toddlers from gaining unsupervised access to liquid medications. Product samples are currently available.

Each year in the US, the CDC reports that one out of every 151 two-year olds is treated for an unintentional medication overdose, and over-the-counter (OTC) medications are involved in one-third of all emergency room visits for children less than 12 years of age. The CDC formed the PROTECT Initiative with leading manufacturers of OTC medications, medication packaging manufacturers and healthcare professionals to devise strategies for preventing unintentional medication overdoses in children. As a member of the initiative, Comar shared its expertise in child-safe drug delivery and dispensing solutions.

The DoseGuard System consists of two parts: the Comar proprietary valved bottle adapter and oral dispenser. DoseGuard oral dispensers are available in 0.5mL, 1mL, 3mL, 5mL, 10mL and 20mL sizes. Consumers insert the dispenser into the valved bottle adapter to withdraw the product. After the product is dispensed, the system reseals and remains securely sealed, providing protection against unintentional ingestion of the container contents. According to Mike Ruggieri, President of Comar, “The CDC request was particularly challenging. They were looking for a passive system that would still be effective for applications in which children were unsupervised.” Combining design innovation with manufacturing skill, Comar met the challenge.

The Comar DoseGuard System is protected by patents and CE marked. System components are manufactured in facilities that comply with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and ISO 9001:13485 quality standards. Comar provides manufacturing services for pharmaceutical and Class 1 medical device molding. For additional information, please call Comar toll free at 1 800-962-6627; international callers, please dial 1-856-692-6100.

About Comar
Comar, Inc is a market leading designer and manufacturer of innovative packaging solutions and liquid dispensing products, serving the pharmaceutical, diagnostic, health, and personal care markets. The company is devoted to safely and accurately delivering medications to everyone, and currently has manufacturing locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. For more information please visit

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