SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Louis & Clark Pharmacy in Springfield, an independent pharmacy that has provided convenient, safe and reliable prescription solutions to individuals, assisted living, independent living, group homes and memory care communities since 1965, has announced a new medication management solution: a high-speed, vial filling robot. The Parata Max® 2 is just the latest innovative solution the pharmacy has implemented in prescription services, forging new ground in the health care industry in the process.
According to the manufacturer’s website, the Max 2 is the next generation of vial dispensing technology. Using barcoding on both the inventory bottle and dispensing cell, the robot verifies a match, ensuring that an accurate drug and total dosage is put into each vial.
“We are so pleased to offer our customers and the community on the whole a faster and safer solution,” said Dr. Kara James, pharmacy manager and co-owner. “The automation process will ensure accurate vial accuracy and allow our pharmacists to devote even more time to customer care.”
A unique feature of the Max 2 is its camera and pinch-to-zoom functionality. This allows pharmacists the ability to view and enlarge images of every vial prior to capping. This visual inspection is an added safeguard Louis & Clark offers customers.
“Even with the robot in place,” said Dr. James, “we will always implement a human element to the vial-filling process. These checks and balances help to keep members of our community safe and healthy.”
To learn more about all of Louis & Clark Pharmacy’s medication management solutions, visit medibubble.com.
About Louis & Clark Pharmacy
Since 1965, Louis & Clark Pharmacy has provided convenient, safe and reliable prescription solutions that make medication management easier for individuals, assisted living, independent living, group homes and memory care communities. Named after its founders, Louis Demosthenous and Clark Matthews, Louis & Clark is an independent pharmacy designing and offering innovative solutions in prescription services and forging new ground in the health care industry, including its forward-thinking MediBubble® medication management service. Learn more about Louis & Clark Pharmacy at medibubble.com.