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Pillbox Beta Version Released
The National Library of Medicine (NLM), with support from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has released a beta version of Pillbox, a resource intended to enhance patient safety via an identification and reference system for solid dosage medications. http://pillbox.nlm.nih.gov
Pillbox combines pharmaceutical data from the FDA and NLM with high resolution images, enabling rapid identification of unknown medications. This system is designed for use by emergency physicians, first responders, other health care providers, Poison Control Center staff, and concerned citizens.
NLM is pleased to announce a redesign of the PubMed (http://pubmed.gov) interface. While retaining the robust functionality, the interface was simplified to make it easier to use while promoting scientific discovery. Try out redesign online at http://preview.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed Read more about it in the September 30,2009 NLM Technical Bulletin http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/so09/so09_pm_redesign.html
Attend online demonstrations October 6 and 7th. Find out more about the demos at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/so09/so09_pm_demo.html