Drug Image & Imprint

Help Reduce Medication Errors with Drug Identification Images and Descriptions

What They Do for Your Business

  • Helps strengthen existing patient safety measures, particularly in high-volume mail-order pharmacies, by verifying products dispensed using mass-fill processes
  • Enhances patient education and compliance when provided as a part of patient educational materials
    • Allows drug images to be printed on patient drug education leaflets, helping the patient or caregiver to verify the medication at home
    • Supports pharmacists by helping patients verify the drugs they are prescribed themselves, comparing them against images printed on education materials
  • Helps save time by simplifying unknown drug product identification
  • Helps protect patients by enabling pharmacists to visually verify that the correct medication is being dispensed

What They Provide

Content on thousands of prescription and OTC medications, including tablets, capsules, and liquids:

  • Drug Images
    • High-resolution images of tablets, capsules, transdermal patches, and other dosage forms in multiple formats (e.g., .jpg, .gif and .bmp)
    • More than 20,800 unique images
    • Data unique to a National Drug Code (NDC) and to specific manufacturers
    • Images for more than 56,600 NDCs
  • Drug Imprints
    • Imprints for tablets, capsules, transdermal patches, and other dosage forms
    • Multiple descriptors for a drug, including color, dose form, coating, shape, flavor, and imprint text, among others
    • Imprints for more than 73,800 NDCs
    • Color and shape palettes allow for specialized colors and shapes to map to more commonly recognized colors and shapes



  • API: Medi-Span Clinical Drug Image and Imprint API (Also available via Web Services)
  • Flat File: Drug Image Database and Drug Imprint Database


  • Weekly
  • Monthly

Why Medi-Span?

Overall Satisfaction


of customers are satisfied with the quality of Medi-Span data

Renewal Rate


of customers are likely to renew their Medi-Span data license



Hundreds of customers see 50% or greater increase in productivity with Medi-Span

See why more healthcare businesses are choosing Medi-Span for their drug data:

Reasons Customers Chose and Stay


  • Speed to Market

    Medi-Span implementation support helped save me one month in speed to market and about $10,000 in development costs.

    Keith Streckenbach, CEO
    HighFive Health

  • Fast Results

    Medi-Span, in my view, beats everyone else. It helps you find twice as many drug errors – errors that would lead to readmission - in half the amount of time.

    Keith Streckenbach, CEO
    HighFive Health

  • Competitive Advantage

    (Medi-Span) allows us to provide features that our competitors do not have.

    Senior developer from a healthcare software vendor

  • Valuable Resource

    As a claims processor, we rely on Medi-Span and its wealth of drug information to forecast and price claims for our clients. Medi-Span is the go-to (application) that is recognized across the industry for (manufacturer-provided) drug information. They have innovative tools and excellent customer service that will go above and beyond to provide the best available solution.

    Healthcare vendor systems analyst

  • Valuable Support

    Medi-Span implementation support helped save me one month in speed to market and about $10,000 in development costs.”

    Keith Streckenbach, CEO HighFive Health

  • Consistent Pricing Data

    It is the source for the benchmark prices consistently used in the PBM industry and the tool we use to hold PBMs accountable to their pricing promises to our employers.

    Insurance company senior actuarial consultant

  • Business Essential

    Business cannot survive without Medi-Span data.

    Fortune 500 PBM clinical pharmacist

  • Key Content

    Only reliable published resource for (manufacturer-provided) AWP. (Medi-Span proprietary) GPI is therapeutic classification system of choice. It is very enabling, as clinical management rules are easily articulated.

    Chief Pharmacy Officer from a PBM

  • Provides Confidence

    Even in an era where data abounds, there is a terrific amount of uncertainty. People want confidence that what they are seeing is (based on) real (manufacturer-provided information) – Medi-Span provides that confidence.

    Health plan executive

  • Unifying Data

    (Medi-Span) allows for consistency across the company, industry and clients.

    Manager from an insurance company

  • Timely and Relevant

    The Medi-Span database allows our system to have the latest and most current information available. It is especially needed for package information, interaction checking, and clinical printing.

    Executive from a healthcare software vendor

  • Strong Foundation

    This is a foundational piece that is used throughout the organization in many systems and is often used to connect data from multiple systems.

    Systems analyst from a top-grossing PBM


Who is Clinical Drug Information?

With the move to team-based care, conflicting data can lead to actual conflicts – from disparity in business decisions to confusion in communication. We research, validate, and synthesize content to show the right data to right people at the right time. With content developed in a consistent manner across all platforms and resources, your team receives aligned drug information no matter when or how they access it. This helps:

  • Improve communication
  • Reduce confusion
  • Enhance patient care

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