Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wetaskiwin pill dispenser a first for Alberta

From the Wetaskiwin (AB) Times Advertiser:
It’s a first for Alberta and the Wetaskiwin Value Drug Mart.

The business has been chosen as the first pharmacy in the province to install the latest technology for automated dispensing.

The change will help equip the store’s pharmacists with “the ability to handle more prescriptions with increased efficiency and accuracy,” according to a press release.

“It’s an investment in the future of our pharmacy, and reflects our strong commitment to patients’ health and safety,” said Wetaskiwin Value Drug Mart pharmacy manager Rodney Bleakney.

Parata Max fully automates the dispensing of oral solids – pills, tablets and capsules, which comprise approximately 70 per cent of the pharmacy’s prescriptions. ...more

1 comment:

Robert Commeau said...

With such a rich history Wetaskiwin is a city of many firsts, to find out more about this wonderful city’s local history since 1986 discover the Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum.