Google Adds Medications To Its Knowledge Graph
Searchers in need of medical information will begin seeing detailed information on medications as part of Google’s Knowledge Graph product.
In today’s announcement, Google says it’ll source the data from sources like the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, the US Food & Drug Administration, the Dept. of Veterans Affairs and others.
Here’s a screenshot from Google’s announcement, using the drug Naproxen as an example.
Google has created a number of health-related search features over the years, including a health OneBox that’s been around since August 2009. It shows up on a variety of medical-related searches, from conditions to symptoms to, yes, medications.
We’ve reached out to Google to ask if the new Knowledge Graph display will eventually replace the health OneBox. No reply yet.
Postscript, 7:40 p.m. ET: Google tells us that the new Knowledge Graph display for medications is replacing the previous medication OneBox display, and this is still rolling out so all users may not see it quite yet.
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