AUTOMATED RX DISPENSING CONSIDERED RETAIL THREAT

McLEAN, Va. -- New, automated pharmacy dispensing plants may turn retail pharmacies into an endangered species.That was the prediction made by John Ogden, director of pharmacy service at the Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, at the American Managed Care Pharmacy Association's annual conference here Oct. 10 to 12. Ogden's presentation included a video

McLEAN, Va. -- New, automated pharmacy dispensing plants may turn retail pharmacies into an endangered species.

That was the prediction made by John Ogden, director of pharmacy service at the Veterans Health Administration, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, at the American Managed Care Pharmacy Association's annual conference here Oct. 10 to 12. Ogden's presentation included a video tape detailing the V.A.'s high-tech, automated dispensing facility in Leavenworth, Kan.,

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