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INDUSTRY WATCH: January/February 2015

Innovation Announces New RxSafe User

Innovation, the developer of
PharmASSIST pharmacy automation solutions, has announced that the Medicine
Shoppe (#0708) pharmacy in Sherman, Texas, which fills on average 325
prescriptions a day, we didn’t want automation that handled only our top has
successfully implemented an RxSafe 1800 robotic 200 and we didn’t want to
spend a fortune. The Rxstorage and retrieval system to help optimize
prescription filling and inventory management.

“We had been evaluating whether to invest in pharmacy automation to help us
increase our efficiency, but we didn’t want automation that handled only our
top 200 and we didn’t want to spend a fortune. The RxSafe stores 1,800
medication containers, and when werealized it was actually going to cost us
less to operate than a technician’s salary, it was an easy decision,” says
harmacist Jana Bennett, owner of the pharmacy.

In addition to labor savings, Bennett has found that RxSafe helps them
achieve more-accurate inventory and serves as an effective deterrent for
diversion and theft. The RxSafe interface to Cardinal Health Inventory
Manager (CIM) allows the pharmacy to perform nightly uploads to CIM of its
on-hand quantities stored in the RxSafe, as well as those items not stored
in the RxSafe but still tracked in inventory.

As for diversion and theft, Bennett says, “We had some trouble with
diversion a few years back and it took us months to figure it out. Now it
would be so easy, and since I now have a tough time totally trust- ing
anyone, it gives me great peace of mind to know that I can track all
activity on any given day.”