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.