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Terms to know pg.38

TermDefinition
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 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 the DEA
Drug Enforcement agency Federal agency within 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 information on medications.
Food and Drug Administration(FDA) Federal agency within the u.s. department of health and human services responsible for assuring the safety , Efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, the national food supply, cosemetics, and radioactive
Inpatient pharmacy A pharmacy in a hospital or institutional setting.
Material safety data sheet(MSDS) 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, the 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, alleviation, or cure of disease ; or the easing of pain or discomfort.
Misbranding Labeling a product in a way that is false or misleading.
Opioid Any agent that binds to opioid receptors.
Opium An analgesic that is made from the poppy plant.
Outpatient phamacy 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 assits the pharmacist at the front counter of the pharmacy and often accepts payment for medications.
Pharmacy TEchnician Certification Board(PTCB) Organization that issues a national exam for pharmacy technicians.
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