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Chapter 7

Vocab Review

DUR (Drug Utilization Review) warning An alert or message generated by the pharmacy or insurance company computer system notifying the pharmacist of a potential drug safety or payment concern.
formulary A list of drugs approved by the insurance provider (retail setting) or formulary committee (hospital setting).
prescription An instruction from a medical practitioner that authorizes the issue of a drug or device to a patient.
Signa Latin for "to write". It indicates the directions for use and the administration route.
DAW (Dispense As Written) A code specifying that the brand name drug, not the generic, is to be dispensed.
Schedule II Drugs Drugs that have a high potential for abuse or addiction but have safe and accepted medical uses; they require special handling.
over-the-counter (OTC) drugs Meds that don't require a prescription but may be filled with one.
high-alert medications Meds that are known to cause significant harm if an error is made.
tall man lettering Uppercase letters used within a drug name to highlight the differences b/w look-alike drug names.
days supply The number of days the prescribed quantity of meds will last when taken as directed.
auxiliary labels Labels regarding specific warnings, foods, or meds to avoid, potential side effects, and other cautionary interactions; placed on the prescription container.
unit dose package A package containing a single dose of a med; each unit dose container is labeled with the drug name, strength, expiration date, and lot number.
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