Automated Pharmacy Bill Signed Into Law

Legislation allowing pharmacies to dispense certain prescription drugs through an automated dispensing machine, sponsored by State Rep. Matt Willhite (D-District 86) was signed into law recently by Gov. Ron DeSantis.

The technology is already utilized in long-term care facilities, hospices and prisons; but now, it will be extended for use outside of institutional settings.

“I am grateful for everyone who worked so hard to get this legislation all the way through the process,” Willhite said. “With the passage of this bill, we hope to expand an individual’s access to their prescription medication. These machines will only dispense generic medications. Nonetheless, this technology will make it easier for busy parents and people living in rural communities to safely access the medications that they need.”