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An automated drug delivery system is a computerized version of the unit-dose system. A pharmacist fills an electronic drug-dispensing unit and keeps it locked. The unit then delivers individually wrapped and labelled medications when you request them. A computer records all drug transaction on electronic tape and furnishes requested printouts.

To avoid the possibly disastrous effects of computer down-time, facilities that use automated dispensing systems must have a backup plan for dispensing medications and documenting their delivery.

ADDS are of two types: Open and Closed loop control system.

A fully automated drug delivery system has 3 major components:

  1. The transducers and associated electronics to device the
  2. The logic unit which computes the degree of control to be
  3. The activating mechanisms which delivers the


Pharmacy services

Emergency pharmaceutical supply Short cycle dispensing

Example of ADDS: Aethon's TUG

SIGNIFICANCE OF ADDS: It helps in maintaining the records of patients because the computer can monitor and track drugs from the original inventory to patient billing. It saves staff time and may allow you to spend more time consulting with patients.

Aaditi Amberkar

S. Y. B. Pharm

Tags: MET Institute of Pharmacy