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Pharmacy Careers

TermDefinition
Brand Name The name under which the manufacturer markets a drug; also known as the trade name
Child resistant Container A medication container with a special lid that cannot be opened by 80% of children but can be opened by 90% of adults; a container designed to prevent child access in order to reduce the number of accidental poisonings
Civil Law The areas of the law that concern U.S. citizens and the crimes they commit against another
Common Law The system of precedents established by decisions in cases throughout legal history
Controlled Substance A drug with potential for abuse; organized into five schedules that specify the way the drug must be stored, dispensed, recorded, and inventoried
Controlled Substances Act Laws created to combat and control drug abuse
Defendant One who defends against accusation brought forward in a lawsuit
Drug Enforcement Administraiotn The branch of the U.S. Justice department that is responsible for regulating the sale and use of drugs with abuse potential
Food and Drug Administration` The agency of the federal government that is responsible for ensuring the safety and efficacy of food and drugs prepared for the market
Generic Name A common name that is given to a drug regardless of brand name ; sometimes denotes a drug that is not protected by a trademark; for example , acetaminophen is the generic drug name for tylenol
Law ` A rule that is designed to protect the public and usually enforced through local, state, or federal governments
Law of agency and Contracts The general principle that allows an employee to enter into contracts on the employee's behalf
Malpractice A form of negligence in which the standard of care was not met and was a direct cause of injury
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy An organization that represents the practice of pharmacy in each state and develops pharmacist licensure exams
Negligence A tort for not providing the minimum standard of care
New Drug Application The process through which drug sponsors formally propose that the FDA approve a new pharmaceutical for sale and marketing in the U.S.
Orphan Drug A medication approved by the FDA to treat rare diseases
Plaintiff One who files a lawsuit for the courts to decide
Professional standards Guidelines of acceptable behavior and performance established by professional associations
Reciprocation The administrative process for relicensure of pharmacists in another state
Regulation A written rule and procedure that exists to carry out a law of the state or federal government
Regulatory Law The system of rules and regulations established by governmental bodies
Standard A set of criteria to measure product quality or professional performance against a norm
Standard of care The usual and customary level of practice in the comminity
Tort The legal term for personal injuries that one citizen commits against another in a lawsuit
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