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Intro to Pharm Tech

Ch. 15 - Community Pharmacy

TermDefinition
independent pharmacies individually owned local pharmacies
chained pharmacies CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreen are primary pharmacy based stores
mass merchandiser pharmacies merchandise stores such as Walmart, Costco, Kmart and Target are not primary pharmacy based
food store pharmacies food stores such as Albertson and Vons are not primary phamacy based
Combat Methamphetamine Act (CMEA) federal legislation enacted to regulate OTC sales of ephedrine and pseudo-ephedrine.
Medicare Rx Drug Improvement and Modernization Act federal legislation that created Medicare Part D and made allowance for Medicare recipients to receive Medicare medical coverage thru private health insurance plans.
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) federal legislation requiring pharmacists to provide counseling to Medicaid patients receiving new Rx.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) federal legislation designed to protect patients' personal and medical info and also to encourage use of electronic data interchange in the U.S.
Red Flag Rule a set of provisions created by the FTC to help prevent identity theft from patient billing accounts maintained by medical and financial institutions.
interpersonal skills skills involving relationships between people.
transaction windows counter areas designated for taking Rx and for dispensing them to patients.
auxiliary labels labels regarding specific warnings, foods, or medications to avoid, potential side effects, and other cautionary interactions.
signature log a book which patients sign for the Rx the receive, for legal and insurance purposes; may be electronic.
automated filling and dispensing machines automated machines that fill and label pill bottles w/ correc quantities of ordered drugs.
counting tray a tray designed for counting pills from a stock bottle into a Rx vial
safety cap a child-resistant cap
markup the difference between the retailer's purchase price and their sale price.
shelf stickers stickers w/ bar codes that can be scanned for inventory identification.
unit price the price of a unit of medication, such as one ounce of liquid cold remedy
The Techs duties are always in a positive, courteous impression, process and prepare Rx, order stocks, keep the pharmacy clean, neat, and in proper working order.
DAW/ Dispensing Code 0 no selection
DAW/ Dispensing Code 1 substitution not allowed
DAW/ Dispensing Code 2 substitution allowed - patient requested
DAW/ Dispensing Code 3 substitution allowed - pharmacist selected
DAW/ Dispensing Code 4 substitution allowed - generic drug not in stock
DAW/ Dispensing Code 5 substitution allowed - brand drug dispensed as generic
DAW/ Dispensing Code 6 overide
DAW/ Dispensing Code 7 substitution not allowed - brand drug mandated by law
DAW/ Dispensing Code 8 substitution allowed - generic drug not available in marketplace
DAW/ Dispensing Code 9 other
Created by: Hip