Today, now more than ever, the pharmacy or drug store owner is relied upon more often than ever before. More people are getting sick from diseases that could have been prevented. They rely on their downtown pharmacy to basically keep them alive under extreme circumstances. And then there are those people who are lost and all at sea, just too far away from public medical care centers and people’s drug dispensaries.
There is just no chance of them receiving the exact dose today. But soon, that may all change. The perfectly prepared software design and engineering is currently ensuring that exact unit dose packaging reaches all patients that are processed through the pharmaceutical helpdesk. In many cases today, these patients do not even need to physically be at the pickup point. From the moment their general practitioner or specialist has made the diagnosis he can make the appropriate prescription directly on his desktop.
While he is processing his scrip, it gets recorded and is posted to the pharmacist within minutes. A pharmaceutical or drug store assistant will pick up the clearly defined scrip and commence the preparation of the exact dosage. Once the prescription drugs or medicine has been received, the patient is notified electronically. He or she does not necessarily need to pick up the package when it can be delivered to the door.
That is something within the means of the pharmacist and his team. With advanced software packaging and administration systems becoming more accessible to more retailers, it is simply a matter of time before such services will be able to reach those people considered to be at the margins of society and subsequently vulnerable. As to how goods receiving centers will be set up, that should also be a matter of time.