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Walgreens turns to robots to fill prescriptions, as pharmacists take on more responsibilities

Posted on AllSides March 30th, 2022
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Melissa Repko | CNBC

Bright yellow robotic arms are becoming a bigger part of Walgreens’ workforce.

Inside of a large facility in the Dallas area, they fill thousands of prescriptions for customers who take medications to manage or treat high blood pressure, diabetes or other conditions. Each robot can fill 300 prescriptions in an hour, the company said — roughly the same number that a typical Walgreens pharmacy with a handful of staff may do in a day.

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