Identifying Unknown Medications Goes Digital

Pillbox was recently describes in a BHIC Blog post.

 

http://mashable.com/2010/09/02/nih-app-pillbox/
How Social Data Built a Better Health Care App
Alexander B. Howard is the Government 2.0 Washington Correspondent for O’Reilly Media

Every year, poison control centers get more than one million calls for pill identification. Each one of those calls costs nearly $50. Social software is helping biomedical researchers collaborate on better ways of identifying drugs. “Pillbox http://pillbox.nlm.nih.gov/ is a digital platform for communities to solve challenges related to pharmaceutical identification and reference,” says David Hale, the program manager.”

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