DescriptionFind drug image and imprint data for prescription medications from NDC. Helps prevent medication dispensing errors. For pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.
HOW TO USE
Scan NDC barcode on unit dose packaging and view drug image and characteristics (imprint, shape and color etc) within seconds while verifying prescription medications. Search by drug name, imprint, NDC or barcode number if barcode will not scan.
Camera: app uses your Android's rear-facing camera to scan barcodes
Storage: app saves pill images to internal storage for caching
Network communication: app requires data network or WiFi to download images
** New in version 2.1.0 **
Search by drug name or imprint.
App contains barcode scanner -- no need to install 3rd-party Barcode Scanner apps.
Final verification of prescription medications by a licensed pharmacist is key in reducing medication dispensing errors, helping to ensure patient safety and optimizing clinical outcomes. Most state Boards of Pharmacy require that a pharmacist check all medications against the practitioner's original prescription and a visual image (or description) of the medication being dispensed. While many community-based retail pharmacies use computer systems that have this capability, many institutional pharmacies that rely on unit dose packaging do not. This application takes advantage of a universal feature of such packaging -- the NDC barcode. Any camera equipped Android device can now efficiently identify unit dose packaged medications by scanning the product's NDC barcode, thus reducing dispensing errors.
FEATURES & REQUIREMENTS
- NEW ! Search by brand or generic drug name and pill imprint in addition to NDC and barcode
- NEW ! App scans NDC barcodes without installing 3rd-party software
- Works with Android version 2.2 and above with rear-facing camera
- Instantly matches NDC barcodes against FDA's NDC Directory
- Requires network access to obtain drug image and imprint data but will identify over 20,000 NDCs without a network connection.
- Allows NDC input via keyboard if barcode is difficult to scan, product has no barcode or device has no camera.
*** IMPORTANT NOTE: PLEASE READ ***
This application relies on US Food and Drug Administration National Drug Code (NDC) barcodes to identify unit dose medications. It will NOT work with similar such codes in other countries. It is only intended for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in the United States and does not provide consumer-targeted drug information. The information given is not intended as medical advice nor does it replace pharmacists' professional judgement in providing pharmaceutical care. Rather, this tool merely simplifies identification of unit dose medications by NDC barcode. The developer does not endorse any product listed in the application and is not responsible for data entered or scanned by the end user.
** This app does not read your pharmacy's prescription bottle barcode nor recognize Over-the-counter barcodes. Scan-2-ID is a tool for healthcare workers to identify solid dosage forms based on NDC.
** Prescription drug NDCs for non-solid oral dosage forms removed from database
Version 2.1.0 - Feb 15, 2014
++ Built-in barcode scanner library -- 3rd-party barcode scanner app no longer required
++ 2D NDC barcodes (GS1 Datamatrix, currently in beta and not mandated by FDA)
++ Search by NDC, barcode, drug name or imprint
++ Landscape support for all Android devices
++ Ability to share pill id data and images
++ Added inactive ingredient data
++ FDA NDC data file current as of Jan 31, 2014
++ Removed all OTC and parenteral dosage forms
++ Bug fixes and code enhancements
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