October 19, 2012 -
Medbox, Inc., a leader in the development, sales and service of automated, biometrically controlled dispensing and storage systems for medicine and merchandise, recently announced that it will be establishing a new major division.
Within the next few weeks, the company will spin off a new division called Medbox RX, that will focus on the pharmaceutical sector. Medbox RX will offer its medication storage and retrieval systems, and automated medicine dispensing units to pharmacies, assisted living facilities, prisons, hospitals, urgent-care centers, doctors’ offices, and large retail chains.
The company is developing three new systems entitled Sample-Safe, Medbox OTC and Safe Access Storage Lockers, which will be marketed exclusively by Medbox RX. These systems will all employ Medbox’s proprietary software and patented biometric fingerprint recognition technologies.
Sample-Safe is a new, patent pending, system that stores and dispenses medicine samples within doctors’ offices. The innovative design allows for customized configurations so that patients can view product and healthcare information on an LED screen, and samples of medications can be dispensed to staff and given to patients based on pre-selected parameters. This wall-mounted unit is for use in doctor’s offices where samples of prescription medications could be misappropriated. The unit offers unparalleled inventory control through the use of biometrics and an unalterable internal record keeping system. Additionally, with Sample Safe, pharmaceutical companies can educate patients about their products within a doctor’s office – providing the patient with a better understanding of their condition and possible treatment options, in the optimal setting while they are meeting with their healthcare provider.
Medbox OTC is a non-biometric machine for over-the-counter items like Tylenol, cough drops, hairbrushes, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shoe polish, condoms, baby oil, lotions, eye-drops, and many other items one would find at a convenience store. These machines fit perfectly in hotel lobbies, college dormitories and truck stops, and offer 24-hour service.
Safe Access Storage Lockers are new systems can be used by medium to large mail-order companies for the retrieval of retail goods by their customers. Large companies such as Amazon, to improve their shipping logistics to consumers, have recently implemented similar storage systems. These storage lockers are placed in convenient retail locations, and customers are given the option having their items shipped to their home or to the automated storage locker, where they would pick up their package by inputting a secure pin-code on the self-service system. Amazon estimates it will save millions on shipping costs and losses related to mail theft. Medbox lockers can be accessed through the use of pin-code or through a unique fingerprint recognition system.
The new division will also be responsible for Lockbox Rx, a patented medication storage and retrieval system, designed for use in pharmacies. The system allows a pharmacist to place a patient’s prescription refill in an individual storage lockbox for later retrieval. The ingenious system allows consumers to pick up their medications, quickly and conveniently, 24 hours a day. They simply register on their initial visit, and then the Lockbox Rx will recognize them through biometric identification. Once the customer’s identity has been verified, a temporary use lockbox is opened and the consumer’s medication is ready for retrieval. The Lockbox Rx unburdens the pharmacy staff and gives the consumer added flexibility in when and how they will pick up their medicine.