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Installation of ATM-like Drug Dispensing Machine

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  March 20, 2011 at 10:55 PM Drug News   - G J E 4
About 40 new drug-dispensing machines manufactured by PharmaTrust, which will fill out prescriptions 24 hours all 7days a week, will soon be available in Ontario. In order to ensure patient safety, the machines have undergone rigorous testing.
 Installation of ATM-like Drug Dispensing Machine
Installation of ATM-like Drug Dispensing Machine
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As the machines are designed to mimic the interaction between the patients and pharmacists, it would also enable the Ontarians in rural communities to have one-to-one consultations with a pharmacist. Patients feed their prescriptions into a slot. Via a two-way video monitor patients can consult a real pharmacist. After the prescription is validated by the pharmacist, the pharmacist authorizes and supervises the dispensing of medicines.

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Narcotics may be available in the machines located in hospitals but will not be dispensed by these dispensing machines.


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