The standard-issue amber-cast pharmacy pill bottle has remained virtually unchanged since it was pressed into service after the Second World War, New York Metro reports. But an overhaul is finally coming, courtesy of Deborah Adler, a 29-year-old graphic designer whose ClearRx prescription-packaging system debuts at Target pharmacies May 1.

She eskewed the industry standards of inconsistent labeling, branding that trumps all, confusing numbers, poor color combinations, a curved shape that is hard to read, tiny type; and created a bottle around the concepts of  function over form, color coding, intelligent expiration, shaping the bottle, attaching info, close reading and developing an intake schedule. 

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