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Could Robots Soon Replace Pharmacy Technicians?

by pharmacy on January 18, 2017

pharmacy automationThe backroom work of counting pills and putting them into bottles has long been all in a day’s work for pharmacists. But in recent years, some hospitals and pharmacies are turning increasingly to pharmacy automation systems to take care of that. Robots, in the common parlance.

One popular model is the PillPick, manufactured by SwissLog. It packages, barcodes, stores, and dispenses individual doses of medication. Pharmacists verify the orders before they’re sent to patients. [click to continue…]


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