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WALGREENS TURNS TO PRESCRIPTION-FILLING ROBOTS TO FREE UP PHARMACISTS

The nation’s second-largest pharmacy chain is setting up a network of automated, centralized drug-filling centers. Rows of yellow robotic arms bend and rotate as they sort and bottle multicolored pills, sending them down conveyor belts. The setup cuts pharmacist workloads by at least 25% and will save Walgreens more than $1 billion a year.
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