In the pharmacy, pharmaceutical trays have a variety of uses. Whether the pharmacist is confirming a pill count or cutting pills for a patient for the proper dosage, these trays are critical to maintaining the sterilization of the medications as well as reducing the risk that the dust from various pills will be added to another medication. When the pharmacist counts pills, they use a special tray that will help them to separate the pills while counting. In addition they use the same tray to add the pills to the prescription bottle and to return the unused pills to their original container. The sides of the tray can be closed off to prevent the pills from becoming combined again after counting.