HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Medbox is introducing two new prescription drug vending machine systems in 2012, the company said Thursday.
Safe Storage Lockers provide a secure method of storing, exchanging and selling tangible items, the company said. The lockers include 120 individual boxes allowing the primary user to assign a code to a secondary user who can then access the box after biometric verification.
Meanwhile, the Medbox Rx allows pharmacists to load a customer's medication into a lockbox for later retrieval. After registering, customers can return to the pharmacy at their convenience and, with the swipe of a card and the scanning of a fingerprint, retrieve their medications. The company called the Medbox Rx the world's first patented prescription dispensing system to feature a biometric fingerprint recognition program to assure patient identity. The system also takes a photograph of each person conducting a transaction and keeps a record in order to prevent theft and fraud.