Dispensing ATMs on the rise

But this could be good news for pharmacists

Self-service dispensing machines are on the rise overseas, but this is good news rather than a threat for pharmacists, says one manufacturer.

ATM machine

Also known as pharmacy ATMs, kiosks got a bad rap in 2017 when the Productivity Commission came up with a plan to use them to replace pharmacists.

The kiosks can be located in medical centres and work sites.

Pharmacy ATM machine