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Chapter 3 vocab

adverse reaction a bothersome or unwanted effect that results from the use of a drug, unrelated to the intended effect of the drug
ambulatory care pharmacy a pharmacy generally located within or in close proximity to a clinic, hospital, or medical center that provides medication services to ambulatory patients
brand name drug a drug that is covered by a patent and is therefore available only from a single manufacturer
chain pharmacy a pharmacy that is part of a large number of corporately owned pharmacies that use the same name and carry similarly branded OTC products
clinic pharmacy an ampulatory pharmacy located in a clinic or medical center to serve the needs of outpatients
community pharmacy generally a stand-alone pharmacy located within a community that provides medication services to ambulatory patients
copayment (copay) the prortion of the cost of a prescription that the patient is responsible for paying, when a part of the cost is covered by a third-party payer
dispensing the act of preparing a medication for use by a patient as authorized by a prescription
drug interactions effects caused by the combined actions of two or more drugs used simultaneously
formulary a list of drugs and their tiers that a third-party payer will cover
generic drug a drug that is no longer covered by a patent and is therefore generaly available from multiple manufacturers, usually resulting in a significent reduction in cost
health insurance portability and accountability act (HIPAA) federal legislation enacted to establish guidlines for the protection of patients' private health care information
independent pharmacy a community pharmacy or small group of pharmacies in a limited geographic area that are owned by a single individual or a small number of individuals
managed care pharmacy an ambulatory care pharmacy that is owned and operated as part of a managed care system such as a health maintenance organization
mail-order pharmacy a pharmacy that functions like a werehouse, with pharmacists and technicians who dispense prescriptions that are mailed to (not picked up by) patients
medication guides patient information approved by the FDA to help patients avoid serious effects, inform patients about known serious effects, and provide directions to promote adherence to the treatment. These are available for specific drugs and must be with prescription
national drug code (NDC) number a unique number assigned to each drug, strength, and package size for the purpose of identification
over the counter (OTC) drugs drugs that are available without a prescription
patient counseling the act of educating a patient, by a pharmacist, regarding the proper use of a prescribed drug, at the time of dispensing
prescription the written or verbal authorization, by an authorized prescriber, for the use of a particular pharmaceutical agent for an individual patient. This term also refers to the physical product dispensed
rembursement money that is collected from a third-party payer to cover partial cost or the entire cost of a prescription for a patient
third-party payer an entity other than the patient that is involved in paying partial cost or the entire cost of a prescription for a patent
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