Robotic pharmacy: Machines process meds, improve safety

Summary:UCSF Medical Center patients now receive medication from the hospital's automated pharmacy. By using robots instead of people, the hospital hopes to reduce errors and free pharmacists and nurses to work directly with doctors on patient care.

UCSF Medical Center patients now receive medication from the hospital's automated pharmacy. By using robots instead of people, the hospital hopes to reduce errors and free pharmacists and nurses to work directly with doctors on patient care.

Topics: Emerging Tech, Health

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