05408443 is referenced by 248 patents and cites 26 patents.

A medication-dispensing system includes a prescribing data entry station for use by a physician to store prescription information in a portable prescribing module, a dispensing data entry station for use by a pharmacist to store dispensing information in a portable dispensing data storage unit, and a medication dispenser responsive to information stored in the portable prescribing module to describe use of medication in the dispenser in accordance with a regimen prescribed by the physician and to the dispensing data storage unit to control dispensing of the medication. One embodiment has two medication drawers, each having a plurality of compartments with indicating lights selectively indicating the compartment from which medication is to be taken, a screen for displaying instructions regarding loading of the medication compartments and taking of the medication, and a keyboard including a confirming entry key for actuation by the user to confirm compliance with the instructions. Another embodiment has a series of medication-containing compartments, each covered by a separate sliding or folding cover.

Title
Programmable medication dispensing system
Application Number
932072
Publication Number
5408443
Application Date
July 15, 1993
Publication Date
April 18, 1995
Inventor
Edward D Weinberger
New York
NY, US
Agent
Brumbaugh Graves Donohue & Raymond
Assignee
Polypharm
NY, US
IPC
G08B 1/00
A47B 67/02
G04B 47/00
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