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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.


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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