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Mod 130, Unit 1

Chapter 2: Pharmacy Law

TermDefinition
Adulteration The mishandling of medication that can lead to contamination and cause injury or illness to the consumer.
Board of Pharmacy State board that regulates pharmaceutical practice.
Controlled substance Any substance that is similar to the structures of drugs in schedule I or II, primarily stimulants, depressants and hallucinogens.
DEA Drug Enforcement Administration, a federal agency within the Department of Justice that enforces laws against the misuse of controlled substances.
Drug Facts & Comparisons Reference book found in all pharmacies containing detailed information on all medications.
FDA Food and Drug Administration, a federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services that regulates the manufacture and safeguarding of medications.
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 a federal act for protecting patient's rights.
Legend Drug Drug that requires a prescription for dispensing.
Misbranding Deceptive or misleading labeling of a product that may lead the consumer to believe that the product will cure an illness.
Monograph Medication information sheet provided by the manufacturer that includes side effects, dosage forms, indications, and other important information.
Narcotic A drug (such as Opium) that in moderate doses dulls the senses, relives pain, and induces profound sleep but in excessive doses causes stupor, coma, or convulsions. This may include drugs such as marijuana or LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide).
OTC Over The Counter medication, medication that can be purchased without a prescription; non-legend medications.
PTCB Pharmacy Technician Certification Board, a national board for the certification of pharmacy technicians.
PDR Physician's Desk Reference, a reference book of medications.
Created by: franknapoli