HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Medbox, Inc. (OTC Markets: MDBX) (www.medboxinc.com), a leader in providing consulting services and patented systems to the medical and retail industries, announced today that their MedVend automated medication dispensing systems are now in use in medical facilities in the State of Michigan.
The MedVend machine is convenient for patients because there is no need to go to a drug store to pick up medicine. After prescribing the medicine, the medications are available in less than one minute in the waiting room. The benefit to the patient is that they can get their medicine immediately and start taking it without any delay, and without the necessity of making an extra trip and waiting in line at a pharmacy.
The MedVend system also has smart billing technology. If the co-pay for a medicine is more expensive than the actual medicine, the lesser cost will be charged to the patient. Any questions a patient may have about their medication can be answered through an innovative video link to a central patient care center.
The Automated Medicine Dispensing system (AMD) can be installed in a physician's office, at hospitals, medical clinics and other healthcare institutions. All the aspects of the system are focused on patient and physician convenience, safety, and improving access to healthcare. The AMD uses state-of-the-art video and e-scripting technologies to allow medications to be filled rapidly, and to provide patients with remote, face-to-face consultation with a licensed pharmacist.
MedVend is one of the first systems to be DEA approved for the acceptance and dispensing of e-prescribed medicines, which is significant for patients with serious diseases or pain management issues.
Medbox acquired a 50% partnership stake in MedVend earlier this year, in a deal that also gave Medbox co-ownership of MedVend's exclusive patent on prescription management and dispensing technology.
For more information on the MedVend AMD system, visit: www.medvendonline.com
For more information on Medbox, visit: www.thedispensingsolution.com
About Medbox, Inc:
Medbox is a leader in the development, sales and service of automated, biometrically controlled dispensing and storage systems for medicine and merchandise. Medbox has offices throughout the world, including New York, Arizona, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Tokyo, London and Toronto, and has their corporate headquarters in Los Angeles.
Medbox provides their patented systems, software and consulting services to pharmacies, dispensaries, urgent care centers, drug rehab clinics, hospitals, prison systems, hospice facilities, and medical groups worldwide.
Medbox, Inc. is a publicly traded company, and is quoted on the OTC Markets, ticker symbol MDBX.
For more information on Medbox, please contact the Medbox Investor Relations Department at (800) 762-1452 or go online to www.medboxinc.com.
SOURCE Medbox, Inc.