05014875 is referenced by 292 patents and cites 21 patents.

An improved medication dispenser station is provided for controlled access storage of medications and other pharmaceuticals in a medical facility, such as a hospital or the like. The dispenser station comprises a housing with a plurality of normally locked drawers which have been preloaded with selected pharmaceutical items. A control unit on the housing is programmed to unlock the drawers one at a time to permit access to the contents thereof, with such access being contingent upon keyboard entry of a predetermined access code and other selected information sufficient to generate an access record. In a preferred form, each drawer includes multiple compartments containing multiple pharmaceutical items in a presorted array. One or more of the drawers desirably includes a multicompartment carousel tray which rotates in response to appropriate data entry via the keyboard to align and lock a designated compartment for access through an access opening in an overlying cover plate, thereby restricting access to a single compartment of the rotatable tray.

Title
Medication dispenser station
Application Number
7/317640
Publication Number
5014875
Application Date
March 1, 1989
Publication Date
May 14, 1991
Inventor
Patrick M Steusloff
San Diego
CA, US
William D Williams
Solana Beach
CA, US
Ronald R Taylor
Rancho Santa Fe
CA, US
Carol F McLaughlin
San Diego
CA, US
Agent
Kelly Bauersfeld & Lowry
Assignee
Pyxis Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G07F 11/00
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