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Robotic pharmacies fill prescriptions faster
Los Angeles Times

At Molina Medical Group clinics in Southern California, a vending machine rather than a pharmacist dispenses prescription drugs.

Molina officials say the machines make life simpler for patients, but their use has drawn objections from some pharmacists.

The kiosks are the size of a large refrigerator. They hold a stock of medications for common ailments such as colds, flus and rashes, so patients can have their prescriptions filled before leaving the clinic.