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MDG: Additional prescription dispensing machine added to pharmacy lineup

By 12th Medical Group | April 25, 2008

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — The Randolph Air Force Base Pharmacy now provides an additional refill pick up Automated Prescription Dispensing Machine site at the base commissary. The APM in the clinic, located inside the main door, is for new prescriptions only. 

APMs allow dispensing for all prescriptions with the exception of controlled substances, refrigerated items and medications stored in large bottles or boxes. However, in order to access the APMs, patients must first register for a PIN at the main clinic pharmacy. 

Active-duty members in uniform are always given priority service during duty hours due to mission requirements. As such, there may be an added wait for prescriptions. 

Several medications that have been added to the pharmacy formulary include: Actos®, cyclobenzaprine 5mg, carvedilol IR, amlodipine, benzoyl peroxide wash 10%, Diflucan® 10m/mL suspension, albuterol 0.083% pre-mix solution, metoprolol 25mg, Mucinex®, Mucinex-D®, Nexium®, Triglide®, Glucophage XR®, Trusopt®, and Atacand HCT®. The following medications have been deleted from the formulary: Prevacid®, Aciphex®, and Protonix®. 

For a complete formulary listing of the Randolph pharmacy, ask for a copy at the main clinic pharmacy check-in desk or call 652-4127. Additionally, the formulary can be accessed at the following Web site at www.pharmacyonesource.com/fos/default.asp?L=67891&g=1&f=1392. 

The Randolph Air Force Base pharmacy hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m., with the exception of training days (the pharmacy closes at noon on the last Wednesday of the month) and 12th Flying Training Wing down days. 

Closings will be posted on the pharmacy refill phone system and listed in the base newspaper, the Wingspread. 

The refill line gives useful information about pharmacy operations and can be reached by calling 652-2025/3552 or 1-800-471-0309. All refills called in before 6 a.m. can be picked up the following day after 8 a.m. However, refills called in after 6 a.m. Fridays will be ready the following Tuesday after 8 a.m.