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’s approach to politics is “non-partisan and focused on aligning the mutual interests of its community pharmacy members with those of the government, which is tasked with representing the interests of consumers,” says Guild executive director David Quilty writing in Forefront this week.
CHANGES to Australia’s Data Breach Notification Laws which became effective last month have significant implications for Australian pharmacy businesses, according to Giuseppe Carollo from pharmacy insurance specialist Carollo Horton.