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1. WO1998050840 - SYSTEM FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF NARCOTICS

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What is claimed is:
1. A system for the distribution of narcotics at a health care facility, comprising: a pharmacy computer adapted to record drug types and quantities administered to patients;
a locked drug vault adapted to house a plurality of drugs; and
an inventory computer in electronic communication with said pharmacy computer and said vault, such that said inventory computer receives information from said pharmacy computer concerning drugs administered to patients and said inventory computer controls access to said vault.
2. The system of claim 1, further comprising:
at least one automated medstation at a nursing station, said medstation adapted to store drugs in electronically actuated compartments, said medstation electronically connected to said pharmacy computer to send drug withdrawal information to said pharmacy computer.
3. The system of claim 1, wherein said inventory computer is adapted to provide real time inventory reports of drugs at said health care facility.
4. The system of claim 1, further comprising an automatic purchase order structure in electronic communication with a drug supplier to order drugs from said supplier when drug inventory levels reach predetermined threshold limits.
5. The system of claim 1, wherein drug types and quantities information are contained in bar codes attached to drug packaging.

6. The system of claim 5, further comprising at least one bar code scanner in electronic communication with said inventory computer.
7. A method of drug distribution, comprising the steps of:
providing a pharmacy computer adapted to record drug types and quantities; providing a locked drug storage vault;
providing an inventory computer electronically connected to said pharmacy computer and said vault;
accessing the contents of said vault by entering a personal code into said inventory computer;
entering into said inventory computer the drug type and quantity withdrawn from said vault;
entering into said pharmacy computer the drug type and quantity administered to a patient;
reconciling the drug count withdrawn from said vault with the drug count administered to a patient.
8. The method of claim 7, further comprising the step of providing an automated medstation in communication with said pharmacy computer for storing drugs near patient locations.
9. The system of claim 7, wherein said inventory computer is adapted to provide printed reports of drug inventory and administration.

10. The system of claim 7, further comprising the step of automatically sending an electronic purchase order to a drug supplier when predetermined drug inventory levels are reached.