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3:Community/Ambulato

Ch3 Manual for Pharmacy technicians:Community&ambulatory care pharmacy practice

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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 ambulatory 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 portion 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 generally available from multiple manufacturers, usually resulting in a significant reduction in cost
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Federal legislation enacted to establish guidelines for the protection of patients' private health information
independent pharmacy a community pharmacy or a 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 (HMO)
mail-order pharmacy a pharmacy that functions like a warehouse, with pharmacists and technicians who dispense prescriptions that are mailed to (not picked up by) patients
medication guides patient information approved by FDA to help patients avoid serious adverse effects, inform patients about known side effects,&provide directions for use to promote adherence to treatment. available for specific drugs must be dispensed w/ the prescriptions
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
reimbursement 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 prescriptions for a patient
the practice of community and ambulatory care pharmacy has evolved from preparing to dispensing to clinical
the term pharmaceutical care refers to the role of the pharmacist as a manager of drug therapy
most community pharmacies are chain
an ambulatory pharmacy is a pharmacy that only serves patients who walk in or who have medications mailed to them
iPledge Program isotretinoin (Accutane, Amnesteem, Claravis, Sotret)-REMS program
T.I.P.S. Program dofetilide (Tikosyn) - REMS program
PPL alosetron (Lotronex) - REMS program
S.T.E.P.S. program thalidomide (Thalomid) - REMS program
Created by: rander10
 

 



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