In the past, dispensing medications in pharmacies was a somewhat time-consuming job. Pharmacists used nothing but a common tray and a spatula in order to count capsules or tablets. Today, as small-object counting technology has greatly improved and manufacturers provide a wide variety of systems for small-objects counting or verification, automation of places such as chemist’s shops, manufacturing facilities or other non-pharmacy sites has become true. Constant developments concerning capsule counters and pharmacy scales make the handing out of prescription medications not only safer, but also more exact and effective. The essential objective of a pharmacy scale is to weigh pharmaceuticals, while that of a capsule counter (also referred to as a pill counter, a tablet counter or a drug counter) is to precisely count capsules or tablets. Having a capsule counter hugely quickens workflow and facilitates work in the pharmacy industry, and aids the search for patients’ safety as regards prescription medications, which basically means ensuring that the right person receives the correct capsules in the right amounts. In today’s world, prescription dispensing safety is highly important and commonly sought by pharmacists. What is more, as counting pharmaceuticals manually may sometimes prove to be inaccurate, a lot of research has been conducted due to the much too great a number of medication errors, and predictions are being made as to what extent such counting errors can be avoided with the use of current technology. It is extremely probable that the trend to introduce technological solutions in pharmacies and automating them will before long minimise the chance of human error and quicken the process of dispensing medicines.