Automated Medicine Dispensing Units Developed by AVT Can Reduce Errors

Apr 03, 2012, 11:50 ET from AVT, Inc.

CORONA, Calif., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc., (Ticker: AVTC) (, is a leading developer and manufacturer of automated prescription medicine systems, designed for use in hospitals, pharmacies, medical offices and clinics. These types of systems have been repeatedly proven to reduce and even eliminate prescription medicine dispensing errors.  

A study published in the International Journal of Pharmacy Practice reviewed 60 research papers that analyzed the incidence of prescription medicine errors and concluded, "Comparison of prevented dispensing incident types pre- and post-automation revealed that automation significantly reduced drug/content errors... This is consistent with another reviewed research paper which reported that automation decreased drug/content errors such as wrong drug (-22%), wrong strength (-46%), wrong form (-4%) and wrong quantity (-14%)."

This study is the most comprehensive review of the literature on dispensing errors, and demonstrates the importance and benefits of automation in specific settings. The article can be found at:

AVT has designed and manufactured several types of automated medicine dispensing systems for several leading companies, including Medbox, Inc. Some of these innovative units incorporate an exclusive biometric fingerprint recognition system and onboard cameras for increased security and reporting.

"We are providing automated solutions to a wide variety of industries," according to Shannon Illingworth, Founder of AVT, Inc. "From something as flashy as an automated store that sells everything from swimsuits to cell phones, to a highly precise system that dispenses prescription medicines, AVT can uniquely integrate hardware, software and design to provide safe, reliable and distinctive self-service systems."

For more information, visit AVT's Website at:

About AVT: AVT, Inc. is a leading developer of self-service retailing systems, custom vending machines, and automated retail stores. AVT's stock is traded through the OTC Markets, Ticker Symbol: AVTC.