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health pharmacology

Pharmacology The study of drugs, their sources, their nature, their properties,and reaction to the body
Who can give medication? Trained & certified healthcare providers such as physicians, physician assistance, paramedics, registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, dentists, registered pharmacists
Who can write prescriptions? Physicians, physician assistants, dentists, nurse practitioners, pharmacists (within limits)
What are narcotics? Controlled substances that can be addictive or abused
Drug Standards Rules set to assure consumers that they are getting what they pay for.
Drugs must be standardized to: Uniform strength, Quality,and Purity
In 1906 –Pure Food & Drug Act 1st government attempt to establish consumer protection in making of food & drugs ◦Demanded that morphine based drugs have a label listing such ◦Established a written resource for officially approved drugs
Created by: idhanani