An integrated data system for the retail pharmaceutical service

Int J Biomed Comput. 1975 Jan;6(1):41-8. doi: 10.1016/0020-7101(75)90023-9.


A machine has been designed for use in a retail pharmacy which counts tablets and records the count beside a machine-read bar code indicating the identity of the drug. Such data could be used for retail stock control and passed on for use by wholesaler, manufacturer and prescription pricing bureau for their routine processes. Thus present processes would be greatly simplified and some other advantages gained.

MeSH terms

  • Drug and Narcotic Control
  • Electronic Data Processing*
  • Fees, Pharmaceutical
  • Humans
  • Pharmacies*
  • Technology, Pharmaceutical*
  • United Kingdom