Australia ’s first Consis B4 robotic dispenser has been installed in Amcal’s pilot store at Stud Park in Victoria. Pharmacy owners Janet and Terry Murphy (below right) have partnered with Willach to install the device, which holds up to 12,000 packages on a space of 4.8 sqm and delivers medicines at eight different points in six seconds. Willach Australasia managing director John Koot (below left) said the company was seeing an increase in customer demand for dispensary solutions. Terry Murphy said the Consis would help improve efficiencies and give staff more time to consult with customers.
THE Pharmacy Guild of Australia has formally urged the Queensland government to establish a Pharmacy Council, with the move said to bring the state into line with all other Australian jurisdictions as well as “play an important role in bridging health gaps where pharmacies’ competencies could assist a health system under pressure”.