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Pharmacists versus automation: The battle so far
 

Pharmacists versus automation: The battle so far

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Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, there has been much contemplation on the possibility that some form of automation could replace human beings as the main workforce. Today, robotic replacement is prevalent in many sectors, but how applicable is this to pharmacy?
 
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12 Dec 2016 - General
 
The article has stated numerous times that dispensing medicine is a repetitive and mundane job. I beg to disagree because dispensing medications not only includes checking of prescription and number to be dispensed. Pharmacists also check if the drug is appropriate for the disease. There is such thing as off label drugs and pharmacists can discern if the doctors are prescribing this. On the other hand, robots cannot recognize this as it is a deviation from the programmed algorithms. This makes a...
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Tahira Nawaz Everywhere including healthcare is being automatic and in future we can see automated with a vast development in robotic technologies. As you said there exists some problematic issues with robots. But they can not deal like patient education, drug-drug interaction, health education etc which requires professional experience where robot don't have. Let us see how much robotics helpful for us. Than...
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