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pharmacist one who is licensed to prepare and dispense medications , counsel patients, and monitor outcomes pursuant to a prescription from a licensed healthcare professional
pharmacy technician an individual working in a pharmacy who, under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist
pharmaceutical care a philosophy of care that expanded the pharmacist's role to include appropriate medication use to achieve positive outcomes with prescribed drug therapy
pharmacokinetics the study of how drugs are absorbed into the bloodstream, circulated in tissues throughout the body, inactivated, and eliminated from the body
chain pharmacy a community pharmacy that consists of several similar pharmacies in the region that are corporately owned
mail order pharmacy a large- volume, centralized pharmacy operation that uses automation to fill and mail prescriptions to a patient
nuclear pharmacy a specialized practice that compounds and dispenses
brand name the name under which the manufacturer markets a drug
generic name a common name that is given to a drug that is not protected by a trademark
formulary a lists of drugs that has been preapproved for use by a committee of healthcare professionals
health maintenance organization (HMO) an organization that provides health insurance using a managed caremadel
pharmaceutics the study of the relese characteristics of specific drug dosage forms
controlled substance a drug with potential for abuse
over the counter drugs a medication that the FDA has approved for sale without a prescription
legend drug a drug that requires a prescription
drug any substance taken into or applied to the body for the purpose of altering the body's biochemical functions and its physiological processes
package insert a manufacturer's printed guidline for use and dosing of a drug
child resistant container a medication container with a special lid that cannot be opened by children
orphan drug a medication approved by the FDA to treat rare disease
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