Pillbox: A Solid Dosage Medication Identification Tool

Emily Vardell, David Goolabsingh, Vedana Vaidhyanathan

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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 (US)
Pages (from-to)382-392
Number of pages11
JournalMedical Reference Services Quarterly
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Library and Information Sciences


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