Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Robotic Pharmacists Take Over

This article about the installation of a Parata robotic pharmacy system in Alexandria, Louisiana covers some of the final mopping up as the machines are installed in the last corners of country. By the end of the year you will likely be hard pressed to find a pharmacy which isn't using one of these systems.

While the Parata system is only being used to dispense the most frequently prescribed medications, the economics of the industry and the advancing capabilities of robotics mean that the Pharmacists will soon handle only the customer facing side of the equation.

This article in Script magazine tells the story.

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