PHARMAC Y NEWS By Craig Levitt
|GHQ| PHARMACY COUNTER
ScriptPro’s CRS is a new addition to ScriptPro’s
bulk stock dispensing line, automating the repetitive, manual dispensing tasks most subject
to human error. Taking up seven square feet,
it has the smallest footprint in the ScriptPro
robotics lineup, which includes six sizes.
“With the sizes we o;er, we can help you
select the best ;t for your pharmacy, show
you the time and dollar savings it will bring
and give you the time needed to develop
other services,” says Brian Glaves, director of
sales for the Mission, Kan.-based company.
The robot requires access from the front
of the cabinet only, allowing shelving to be
placed against the remaining three sides of
the unit. A built-in workspace gives sta; a convenient place for cell replenishment and
CRS interfaces with the pharmacy management system to ;ll, label and deliver up
to 150 prescriptions per hour. The system contains 75 universal dispensing cells, which
are easily calibrated on-site by pharmacy sta;. It has two bulk load vial dispensers and
supports a wide variety of vial types and sizes.
For more information, visit scriptpro.com.
QS/1, a division of Spartanburg, S.C.-based J
M Smith Corp., has released SharpRx, its next
generation of pharmacy management software.
SharpRx is designed to give independent and
small-chain pharmacies an easier, more e;cient
way to ;ll prescriptions and bill third-party insurance while providing faster customer service.
SharpRx features touch-screen capability, which
helps pharmacists quickly navigate through the
system, as well as extensive reporting features
built on SQL-database architecture.
“Pharmacists need to do everyday tasks as
quickly as possible,” says Tammy Devine, president of QS/1. “SharpRx gives pharmacies the
tools to immediately begin processing prescriptions faster than ever before.”
She adds that the design and layout of
SharpRx is so intuitive pharmacists and technicians testing the new system were able to begin
processing prescriptions before they received
“SharpRx has been designed with the
pharmacist in mind,” Devine says. “It utilizes the
latest tools to quickly prepare pharmacies for
the challenges thrown at them in the fast-paced
For more information, visit qs1.com.
Camber Pharmaceuticals has added Clopidogrel and Pramipexole Dihydrocloride tablets to
its growing portfolio.
Clopidogrel Tablets USP, the generic ver-
sion of Plavix, is available in 75 milligram 30-,
90- and 500-count bottles. It is used to prevent
blood clots a;er a recent heart attack or stroke,
and in people with certain disorders of the
heart or blood vessels, say company o;cials.
Pramipexole Dihydrochloride Tablets, the
generic version of Mirapex, is available in
0.125-, 0.25-, 0.5-, 0.75-, 1- and 1.5-milligram
90-count bottles. It is used to treat the signs and symptoms of Parkinson disease as well
as treating restless legs syndrome (RLS).
;e Piscataway, N.J.-based company has also added Losartan Potassium tablets, the
generic version of Cozaar tablets, used to treat high blood pressure, to its portfolio.
;ey are available in 25-, 50- and 100-milligrams.
For more information, visit camberpharma.com.