MISSION, Kan. — Often smaller, less busy stores don’t have space for large robotic dispensing machines.
Enter ScriptPro. The Mission, Kan.-based pharmacy technology provider is unveiling its new Compact Robotic System at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores’ Pharmacy and Technology Conference in Boston. The CRS is designed for small and medium-sized pharmacies whose space limitations would make larger systems impractical.
“It uses the same dispensing technology [and] the same user interface, look and feel as our larger systems,” ScriptPro president and CEO Mike Coughlin told Drug Store News. “It’s really just a matter of moving robotics technology down to the middle and lower end of the bell curve of volume.”
Another new product from ScriptPro is the Third Party Management System, a software application that allows pharmacies to evaluate and track the performance of contracts from such third parties as payers and wholesalers. TPMS also will help pharmacies to more efficiently and profitably participate in the government’s 340B program, whereby healthcare institutions buy drugs at deeply discounted rates to provide to needy patients.