It is easy to see the benefits that clear tablet and capsule identification provides.
If you have ever dropped a tablet on the floor or mixed several pills of similar color together in a pill box, you understand how important it is to be able to distinguish one medication from another. In today’s regulation intensive environment, it is hard to imagine there was ever a time when tablets and medications were dispensed to patients without some type of unique identifying marking. Yet it was not until 1995 that the government began implementing regulation of on-dose identifiers with requirements outlined by the FDA in an effort to increase patient safety. Learn more about the evolution of the printed tablet and capsule.