Various types of automated drug dispensers exist in the market. However, they usually involve extraction of medications from their packaging and their temporary storage in internal bins. In this paper, we propose a different approach which can bypass this step through pressure ejection of medications (especially capsules) from their packaging strips. Further, it is proposed that a relevant consensus between various pharmaceutical manufacturers for standardization of the size and packaging of medications can allow for increased automation in the dispensation of medications to patients without altering the logistics of the existing manual dispensation of medications.

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