Pillbox: A Solid Dosage Medication Identification Tool

Emily Vardell, David Goolabsingh, Vedana Vaidhyanathan

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Abstract

Pillbox is a tool that can be used to rapidly identify solid dosage medications. The database, created and maintained by the National Library of Medicine with the support of the Food and Drug Administration, seeks to enhance patient safety through the identification of solid dosage medication. Users enter physical characteristics of a medication, possible matches are provided, and links to additional resources are offered. A comparison with comparable resources was conducted, and future enhancements to Pillbox are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-392
Number of pages11
JournalMedical Reference Services Quarterly
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
United States Food and Drug Administration
Patient Safety
medication
Databases
resources
medicine

Keywords

  • Drug information services
  • image databases
  • online databases
  • pill identifier
  • pillbox

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Pillbox : A Solid Dosage Medication Identification Tool. / Vardell, Emily; Goolabsingh, David; Vaidhyanathan, Vedana.

In: Medical Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 30, No. 4, 01.10.2011, p. 382-392.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vardell, Emily ; Goolabsingh, David ; Vaidhyanathan, Vedana. / Pillbox : A Solid Dosage Medication Identification Tool. In: Medical Reference Services Quarterly. 2011 ; Vol. 30, No. 4. pp. 382-392.
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