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adulteration the mishandling of medication that can lead to contamination/impurity, falsification of contents, or loss of drug quality or potency.
analgesic a drug given in order to relieve pain
barbiturate a drug that acts as a central nervous system depressant, often employed in the treatment of seizures and as a sedative or hypnotic agent
board of pharmacy state board regulating the practice of pharmacy within the state
boxed warning drug warning placed in the prescibing info or package insert of a product, indicating a significant risk of potentially dangerous side effect
controlled substanced any drug or other substance that is scheduled I through V and regulated by the DEA
drug enforcement administration (DEA) federal agency eithi the U.S. department of justice that enforces U.S. laws and regulations related to controlled substances
drug facts and comparisons reference book found in pharmacies that contains detailed info on medications
food and drug administrations federal agency within the U.S. department of health and human services responsible for assuring the safety efficacy, and security of human and vererinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, the naional food supply cosmetics, and radioactive produ
inpatient pharmacy a pharmacy in a hospital or industrial setting
material safety data sheet (MSDS) a document providing chemical product information
mediaid federal and state-operated insurance program covering health care costs and prescription drugs for low-income children ,adults, and elderly, and the disabled
medicare federal and state-managed insurance program covering health care costs and prescription drugs for individuals older than sixty-five years old or younger with long-term disabilities
medicine the science and art dealing with health maintenance; the prevention, alleciation, or cure of disease; or the easing od pain discomfort
misbranding labeling a product in away that is false misleading
opioid any agent that binds to opioid receptors
opium an analgesic that is made from the poppy plant
outpatient pharmacy pharmacy serving patients in their communities
pharmaceuticals prescription medicine made from plant and chemical-based compounds
pharmacist person who dispenses drugs and counsels patients on medication use and any interactions they may have with food or other drugs
pharmacy place where drugs are sold
pharmacy clerk person who assists the pharmacists at the front of the counter of the pharmacy and often accepts payment for medications
pharmacy technician certification board (PTCB) organization that issues a national exam for pharmacy technicans
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