Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Pharmacy kiosk dispenses drug refills

From SF Gate:

"Longs Drug Store Corp. will be the first Northern California retailer to install an ATM-style kiosk that dispenses drugs. Safeway Inc. has also received state approval for drug kiosks. Requests from Walgreens and White Cross Pharmacy in San Diego are pending.

"These machines, which had their California premiere in San Diego late last year, spit out prepackaged refills. They are being touted as an alternative to waiting while a pharmacist fills a prescription.

"Pharmacies and manufacturers of the devices believe that growing acceptance of electronic vending systems for other items will help people feel comfortable getting drugs from a machine."

An interesting read, of which you can find the rest here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

sounds good. I hope the industry heads in the right direction. There are many alternatives and visions of what the kiosk will be in the future. Some handle electronic prescribing others handle dispensing. in the end it may be a combination of all the machines and more.

www.pharmacykiosks.com shows a promising future with the revenue schedule and marketability of this particular kiosk. The pharmacy kiosk handles electronic prescribing at the point of service. It is very flexible platform and revenue is generated by advertising and fee schedule paid by network usage of pharmacy to access electronic prescription.
read more at www.pharmacykiosks.com for more information about electronic prescribing and pharmacy kiosks