In Papilon’s Biometric-Integrated Drug Stations, medicines are placed in a hierarchical order per the security risks they may create or pose. The drugs are kept in highest safety, high safety, and cold chain compartment in the order of decreasing risk.
In the highest safety compartment, there are narcotic drugs, psychotropes, drugs that are in high demand in the drug black market, and drugs that pose serious threats in cases of overdose or improper consumption, and can only be taken under the supervision of a relevant specialist.
The high security compartment consists of drawers with separate locks and each drawer contains only one kind of medicine or supply. Drugs that are addictive, drugs that could not be attained without a prescription, and drugs that should be used only under the supervision of a specialist are separated into these drawers.
The cold chain compartment contains sterilizers as well as medicines ands supplies that are used during emergency interventions and routine procedures. Since drugs used in an emergency context such as epinephrine should be easily accessible to professionals, the cold chain drawers are kept unlocked. This way, EMTs, nurses, paramedics, and emergency physicians can easily access these drugs when needed.