Back to the Future of Pharmacy
AbstractImagine the following scenario as sketched by R. Christian Moreton: The patient is interviewed by the GP (via the internet, possibly by a GP avatar) and is prescribed a medicine. The prescription is sent electronically to a central dispensary where it is robotically picked, labelled and checked against the patient’s records for drug interactions, etc. The dispensed medicine is then packed into a shipper, loaded on to a drone and delivered to the patient’s address. Before the medicine can be taken from the shipper, the patient would complete a ‘medicines awareness’ test, via the internet on how to use their medicine properly.
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