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How a Pill Identification App can Guard You Against Pharmacy Errors

Last update on June 19, 2013.

No matter how much you trust your local pharmacist, they are human. Therefore, they're prone to make mistakes. Unfortunately their mistakes can involve dispensing the wrong medications to patients.

Such errors can cause harmful situations such as worsening a person's illness. Prescriptions errors can even cause death.

Simple Solutions Aren't the Best Solutions

You can avoid prescription errors by telling the pharmacist your name and address. However, neither of these solutions is safeguarded.

There are reasons for this too:

  • You could have either a similar sounding or exact same name as another customer
  • Nowadays, people have shorter ...

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How a Pill Identifier App Can Help School Officials

Last update on June 5, 2013.

It's sad yet true: today's children have more health issues than children from past generations. It's nothing to hear about a child suffering with medical conditions such as obesity, asthma, juvenilia diabetes, or high blood pressure.

And these are just a few medical conditions!

Regardless what type of medical condition a child is suffering with, a pill identification app is a great asset for teachers, school nurses, and other school administrators to download onto their iPhones. This is because a child can become sick at school at any time.

Since a child's parents aren't present ...

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How Law Enforcement Agencies Can Use ID My Pill

Last update on June 3, 2013.

ID My Pill is a useful app for identifying exactly what a pill is and what its applications are. Other than prescription drug users who can verify their medications using this app, law enforcement officials are also sure to find ID My Pill to be a valuable asset in their work. For those law enforcement agencies that have to deal with drug use and distribution, this easy-to-use app can help verify the composition of a drug/pill and reveal if it is a safe one.

Quickly Determine FDA Schedule

Using the ID My Pill iPhone app law enforcement and border ...

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ID My Pill iPhone App in the Wild

Last update on May 31, 2013.

We've got a few pictures of the ID My Pill iPhone beta app being used in the wild. Simply place the pill you wish to identify in the black box of the recognition card, open the ID My Pill app on your iPhone, then snap a picture of the pill. The ID My Pill iPhone app automatically identifies your medication.

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How a Pill Identification App Can Benefit Your Medical Needs

Last update on May 22, 2013.

The average person takes lots of pills either for medical reasons or to stay healthy. Regardless of your reasons, it never hurts to have something to help you with this medical task. In this case, a pill identifier app is a good choice.

Six Reasons to Use a Pill Identification App

A pill identification app is favorable for you for the following reasons:

1. With a pill identifier app, you can show your medications to your doctor or pharmacist.

This is purposeful when you’re switching doctors or pharmacists. Or there could be a situation where your records are lost ...

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ID Your Prescription Pills and Make Sure Your Family is Safe.

Last update on May 3, 2013.

There are 2.7 to 3.6 billion outpatient prescriptions each year [1]. Who is validating all these prescription drugs to make sure you and your family are taking the correct pills? Is your physician or family doctor checking the prescription? Is your pharmacist validating the pills? Are you checking your own medications?

The ID My Pill iPhone app allows you to snap a photo of any prescription drug using your built-in iPhone camera and identify it immediately. Instant pill identification. Protect you and your family and click here to sign up for the ID My Pill iPhone app.

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Automatically Validating Purchased Prescription Drugs Using ID My Pill.

Last update on May 2, 2013.

Prescription drugs are beneficial for many people, but if they are misused or confused with, they can be potentially fatal. Although all prescription drugs come in sealed bottles and sheets, there is always a risk of the pills being replaced or confused with other pills. When human effort is involved, there is always a high chance of error. With something as dangerous as prescription drugs, you cannot afford to take a chance. This is where you can use the iPhone app, ID My Pill. This app can instantly identify the pills that are in a bottle of prescription drugs, which ...

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Automatic Identification of Prescription Drugs Within Images White Paper: Abstract

Last update on May 2, 2013.

This blog post is part of a white paper published by ID My Pill regarding the importance of automatically visually validating prescription drugs.

Abstract

Medication errors are a leading cause of unexpected complications in hospitals and clinics. A crucial step often omitted by pharmacies, medication providers, doctors, nurses, and even patients is an effective way to visually validate the prescription drugs given to patients. Many Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) arise from assuming the physical pill in a drug bottle matches the drug name printed on the label [Hohl et al.], implying that a patient should not trust the label on ...

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