Macey’s adopts pharmacy automation technology

JOHNSON CITY, N.Y. Supermarket chain Macey’s has adopted Innovation’s PharmASSIST ROBOTx and SmartCabinet pharmacy automation technology in its stores, Innovation announced Tuesday.

ROBOTx and SmartCabinet are automatic medication dispensing systems. ROBOTx has 140 dispensers, while SmartCabinet has two cabinets and 98 dispensers.

“We were looking forward for relief during our peak filling periods and also wanted to reduce the opportunity for error,” said Ric Sykes, pharmacy specialist for Associated Food Stores, of which Macey’s is a member. “After careful consideration, we decided Innovation’s automation was a better long-term option than hiring additional technicians.”

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