Vending machines can do a pharmacist's job: report

If you're worried about robot doctors taking your job, spare a thought for pharmacists.

If you're worried about robot doctors taking your job, spare a thought for pharmacists, who, according to a government advisory body, could be replaced by vending machines.

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The Productivity Commission is calling on the Federal Government to examine the option as part of a new drive to improve healthcare efficiency and end outdated work practices, such as being appropriately trained.

In a report that has angered the mighty Pharmacy Guild of Australia, the commission suggests pharmacists might be replaced by automated dispensing units (vending machines, essentially) for

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