Prescription vending machine for UK

24 Jun

Automated Pharmacy Machines? Not Quite, but close.

The machine uses prescriptions electronically saved on a server or paper prescriptions fed into it by the patient. These are scanned so a pharmacist in a call centre or in another location can see the details on the prescription.

The pharmacist then engages in a consultation with the patient to ensure that the medication is correct and that they do not have any allergies.

The pharmacist can see every stage of the process through a tiny camera inside the machine to ensure that the drugs are correct and have not come unsealed. The pharmacist can also send the drugs to a bin if, for any reason, they decide they should not be given.


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Posted by on June 24, 2010 in Uncategorized


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