Automation Trends in Retail Pharmacy

by Jonathan Cogley

Now-a-days automation is used in many industries. In most of the industries, the process of automation has been implemented. Each organization is using the technological advancements to cope up with the present needs. In order to reduce the human errors and also to increase the efficiency, these automation techniques are used. Automated medicine machines are being used and improved in the pharmaceutical industry.

As this industry is the place where one has to be very careful. Here, the health of the patients is being associated with it. Even the single mistake can lead to the loss of the life.

In the pharmaceutical retail chain, automated dispensing machines are being used more rapidly than the individual pharmacies on the retail side. The different machines which are being improved in the pharmacy are the tablet counters, dispensing machines.

Tablet Counters: These are the automated machines using which the numbers of medicines are counted i.e., these devices count the tablets and the capsules. Once the order has been received on the computer, the message is sent to the counter for counting the number of medicines and dispenses them.

Dispensing machines: This is the largest category in the pharmaceutical industry. For making the medicines unit dosage from multiple dose bottles, these dispensing medicines are used. Even for tracking the medications, these pill dispensers are used.

Medication errors can lead to loss of life. Medication errors can be reduced by using the correct barcode labels. Automation helps in doing the process efficiently. So, if the manual work is done one has to be very careful. So, instead go for the automated systems where the medicines can be delivered very easily.


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