Installation of ATM-like Drug Dispensing Machine

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  March 20, 2011 at 10:55 PM Drug News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

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

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.

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


Source: Medindia

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Drug Toxicity Signature Drug Toxicity 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive