Your pharmacist is being replaced by a robot

The good news for pharmacists is that robots aren’t going to start taking their jobs in the future. The bad news is they’re taking their jobs right now.

Recent media reports have asked whether robots can fully replace pharmacists in filling GP prescriptions. And the evidence is in: they can.

Computers already process prescriptions, restock products, maintain dispensing records and monitor alerts for potential drug-drug and drug-disease interactions.

Further, one big benefit of having machines do this work, rather than humans, is that they are much more accurate at it, according to John Koot,