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Andrew Yang predicts pharmacy jobs will be automated

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Great video by Paul Tran exposing the reality of the pharmacy job market. Nothing new under the sun. People on SDN have been saying this for years. Whoever goes into pharmacy is not financially responsible. Wish I could post this in the pre-pharm forum, but unfortunately I will get banned.
 
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You can automate to the point of mass unemployment it once you handle the GIGO aspect of prescribing and the liability part of dispensing. Forgot to mention the regulatory aspects
 
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One of the healthcare centers I work at decided to install a pharmacy kiosk to be open on nights and weekends and made the pharmacy 8-5 Monday-Friday. It effectively eliminates all overtime shifts available to the techs and pharmacists.
 
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Dude where have you been on our quarantine thread?

We went from complaining about being for, or against, wearing masks to all sorts of deep conspiracy theories, and topped it off with solving the mysteries of Stonehenge and the pyramids.. apparently Stonehenge exists to travel back in time to get laid by Scottish lords... not sure how that benefits me but hey - what happens in Scotland in the 10th century stays in the 10th century. I think right now they are stewing about media bias or something like that.. your missing out!
 
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To those who say that pharmacists (and I mean pharmacists, not technicians or cashiers) will be replaced by robots in the near future:

A couple weeks ago, I received a prescription for phenazopyridine 200mg. Dosage was 1 tablet every 4 hours as needed. No big deal, it’s not the patient would suffer a great harm, but I decided to call up the ER doc confirm. Told him that this was double the max recommended dose. To paraphrase his response: “sorry, The computer must have put in that dose automatically”.
 
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To those who say that pharmacists (and I mean pharmacists, not technicians or cashiers) will be replaced by robots in the near future:

A couple weeks ago, I received a prescription for phenazopyridine 200mg. Dosage was 1 tablet every 4 hours as needed. No big deal, it’s not the patient would suffer a great harm, but I decided to call up the ER doc confirm. Told him that this was double the max recommended dose. To paraphrase his response: “sorry, The computer must have put in that dose automatically”.
Pharmacy software is old. Many health care software systems including pharmacy still run on DOS, software from the 80s
 
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If pharmacy does become highly automated, they will still likely need people to build, program, maintain, and repair those automated devices. It will likely be a very long time before robots/machines can repair or maintain themselves.

Enter CS.
 
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To those who say that pharmacists (and I mean pharmacists, not technicians or cashiers) will be replaced by robots in the near future:

A couple weeks ago, I received a prescription for phenazopyridine 200mg. Dosage was 1 tablet every 4 hours as needed. No big deal, it’s not the patient would suffer a great harm, but I decided to call up the ER doc confirm. Told him that this was double the max recommended dose. To paraphrase his response: “sorry, The computer must have put in that dose automatically”.
Would it be possible that it could have been human error? Such as inputting wrong data?
 
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