05713485 is referenced by 271 patents and cites 29 patents.

An automated drug dispensing system includes a cabinet adapted to store a variety of prepackaged pharmaceuticals in a plurality of bins for filling patient prescriptions. Each bin stores a particular variety of packaged multiple-dose pharmaceutical. Each variety of pharmaceutical is associated with a particular code. A controller receives request signals and in response generates dispense signals. Each bin includes a dispenser coupled to the controller for dispensing the packaged pharmaceuticals therefrom in response to a dispense signal sent from the controller. After a package is dispensed, a code reader determines the code of the dispensed package and verifies whether the code on the dispensed package matches the code of the requested package.

Title
Drug dispensing system
Application Number
8/544623
Publication Number
5713485
Application Date
October 18, 1995
Publication Date
February 3, 1998
Inventor
Arthur A Berube
Hampstead
NH, US
Robert L Wallace
Pepperell
MA, US
Brian T Hart
Bedford
MA, US
Harold J Liff
Lexington
MA, US
Agent
Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds P C
Assignee
ADDS
MA, US
IPC
G07F 11/00
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