Eight new technologies you might be able to use

September 26, 2005

Befitting its name, the recent National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Pharmacy & Technology conference offered a mother lode of new high-tech thingamajigs to improve patient compliance, avoid drug interactions, and help pharmacists in other ways.

Befitting its name, the recent National Association of Chain Drug Stores' Pharmacy & Technology conference offered a mother lode of new high-tech thingamajigs to improve patient compliance, avoid drug interactions, and help pharmacists in other ways. Here's a sampling of the doodads introduced at the San Diego show:

The machines from both ddn and Asteres can improve convenience by letting patients pick up refills after normal pharmacy hours. Both companies claim their devices reduce the risk of errors.