05797515 is referenced by 276 patents and cites 26 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
Method for controlling a drug dispensing system
Application Number
544623
Publication Number
5797515
Application Date
May 3, 1996
Publication Date
August 25, 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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