I posted this question at Biology SE, but it was closed due to being off-topic.

Why are medical tablets packed in random order?

See this picture:

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Is there any medical reason for this type of packing?

Is there a SE site that will suit this question?

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    Quite frankly, this is a rather a silly question. I don't really see where the answer to such a question would help anyway. Aug 12, 2017 at 4:30
  • Don't know which site is suitable for this question, but the image is suitable for "You Had One Job" Meme. :)
    – Arulkumar
    Aug 12, 2017 at 6:48
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    If you watch how they're packaged the answer is obvious: youtube.com/watch?v=TrAHTmq-DLE&t=3m32s
    – jonrsharpe
    Aug 12, 2017 at 8:04
  • Does this make you nervous?
    – user1228
    Aug 14, 2017 at 17:15
  • @Won't It won't make me nervous, I know they are OCD trigger pics.
    – user60343
    Aug 15, 2017 at 3:06

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Surprisingly enough, not all questions fit the Q&A format well. As per the help centre..

You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face. Chatty, open-ended questions diminish the usefulness of our site and push other questions off the front page.

Your pills not being aligned isn't actually a problem. As such, there's no real site where this question would fit. It's probably a result of common sense industrial design.


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