Discount Drug Mart automates

Under a pharmacy automation agreement, McKesson High Volume Solutions (HVS) will provide Discount Drug Mart with a dispensing automation platform for a central fill pharmacy in Avon Lake, OH.

Under a pharmacy automation agreement, McKesson High Volume Solutions (HVS) will provide Discount Drug Mart with a dispensing automation platform for a central fill pharmacy in Avon Lake, OH. Pete Ratycz, senior vice president of pharmacy at Discount Drug Mart, said automation will enable pharmacy staff to concentrate on customer service and providing patient care while promoting professional and clinical services, such as immunizations, medication adherence, and medication therapy management. "With central fill, Discount Drug Mart staff will be able to provide patients with multiple convenient prescription dispensing options, spend more time counseling patients on medication regimens and develop clinical programs that promote healthy outcomes," noted Ross MacMurray, vice president of strategic account sales for McKesson HVS. Discount Drug Mart opened its 73rd store in April and expects to open another one soon.