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Los Angeles: In
their effort to provide faster service to patients, a chain of
low-cost clinics on the west coast of the US has installed robot
pharmacies that deliver prescription drugs.
"In cases of infection, the time patients start taking their
medicine is crucial, because if they can't go to the pharmacy to
order it and then go back later and pick it up, in that time they
can get worse and end up in a hospital emergency room," Rafael
Amaro, medical director of Molina Healthcare, told EFE at a Long
Beach, California, clinic.
Amaro said that with the robotic dispensary, after their doctor's
visit patients go to the machine to which the doctor has already
sent the prescription by computer.
With the medical assistant's help, patients write their code
number on a computer screen and the robot automatically finds the
required medicine and deposits it in the machine's window.
"Molina Healthcare has 16 clinics in California and all of them
have now installed a robotic dispensary, and in the state of
Washington there are two clinics, of which one has the automated
pharmacy," Amara said.
Robot pharmacies have been manufactured by the Minnesota company
InstyMed since 2001.
"InstyMed technicians began installing the machines in our clinics
in June 2010 with the programme in English, and two months ago
they uploaded the new programme in Spanish," the doctor said,
adding that these are the first robot pharmacies operating in
Spanish in the US.
Inside the dispensary, which is the size of a big refrigerator,
the medical assistant reloads the shelves with medicine
cartridges, and when it closes automatically, the robot begins to
read the bar codes on the ranks of boxes and bottles to find
exactly the right medicine every time.