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Pharmacy computer systems
in the future will help pharmacists assess patients'
medication needs, evaluate drug therapy, and manage
patient information. Technology companies are developing
systems for automatic dispensing and for distributing
medications from nurses' stations in hospitals and
long-term care facilities. Bar codes are being used in
medication dispensing, verifying prescriptions, selecting
patient brochures, and screening for drug interactions.
Pharmacies in the future will rely on information networks
to store, manage, and communicate patient information.
Drug use review databases offer highly developed drug