New Article Published on Trends in Pharmacy Design and Operations

Bernstein & Associates, Architects is pleased to announce the publication of an article on recent trends in pharmacy design and pharmacy planning.

The article was published in the June 2009 edition of Pharmacy Design, the pharmacy design and pharmacy planning website, located at

– Pharmacy design has been undergoing dramatic changes in recent years
– A main trend has been the need to modernize and automate the production, packaging, distribution, and provision of drugs, particularly of prescription drugs, which have to be monitored and secured at all times.
– Clients looking to design a pharmacy will want to be cognizant of these trends.
– The movement towards pharmacy automation has been spurred by a number of factors
– The new electronic systems mean fewer medication errors and tighter security, not to mention more reliably safe drugs.
– Successful pharmacy plans from now on
– Clean rooms in pharmacies
– USP 797 for pharmacies
– automated drug management
– Pharmacy automation equipment within the pharmacy
– Swisslog PillPick
– McKesson ROBOT-Rx
– Pharmacy automation equipment connecting the pharmacy to other hospital departments
– Pyxis Medstation
– Bedside pharmacy dispensers
– Pneumatic tube systems in the pharmacy
– Future of the retail pharmacy
– Latest trends in retail pharmacy interior design

About Bernstein & Associates, Architects:

Bernstein & Associates, Architects has specialized in healthcare and lab design and construction since the firm’s founding in 1990. This architecture firm is well-known for pharmacy planning, pharmacy design and pharmacy architecture, including a sub-specialty in usp 797 compliant pharmacy design and construction. The firm has designed over twenty new pharmacies, pharmacy renovations, and pharmacy relocations in the past five years. The firm is featured on the pharmacy design website, The firm’s principal — William N. Bernstein, LEED®AP, AIA — is a well known pharmacy architect. He has written extensively on pharmacy design and pharmacy construction including usp 797 compliant pharmacies.

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