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Pharmacy Careers

Pharmacy Careers Vocabulary

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
Board of pharmacy state board regulating the practice of pharmacy within the state
Boxed warning drug warning placed in the prescribing information or package insert of a product, indicating a significant risk of potentially dangerous side effects
Controlled substance any drug or other substance that is scheduled I through V and regulated by ths DEA
Drug Enforcement Administration federal agency within the US Department of Justice that enforces US laws and regulations related to controlled substances
Drug Facts and Comparisons refrence book found in pharmacies that contains detailed information on medicaations
Food and Drug Administration Federal agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services, responsible for assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological product, medical devices, the national food supply, cosmetics, radioactive products
Inpatient pharmacy a pharmacy in a hospital or institutional setting
Material safety data sheet a document providing chemical product information
Medicaid Federal and state operated insurance program covering health care costs and prescription drugs for low-income children, adults, and the elderly and the disabled
Medicare Federal and state operated insurance program covering health care costs and prescription drugs for individuals older than 65 years old or younger with long-term disabilities
Medicine the science and art of dealing with health maintenance; the prevention, alleviation, or cure of disease; or the easing of pain or discomfort
Opioid any agent that binds to opioid receptors
Opium an analgesic that is made from a poppy plant
Outpatient pharmacy pharmacy service patients in their communities
Pharmaceutical 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 and other drugs
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board Organization that issues a national exam for pharmacy technicians
Pharmacy place where drugs are sold
Pharmacy Clerk person who assists the pharmacist at the front counter of the pharmacy and often accepts payment for medications
Misbranding labeling a product in a way that is false or misleading
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