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LAW_Pharmacy Practic

Law, Regulations, Standards

AbbreviationSpelled outPurpose
DEA Drug Enforcement Agency enforce the controlled substances laws and regulations of the United States
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration assure safe and healthful working conditions
FTC Federal Trade Commission authority over direct-to-consumer advertising
CMS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Medicare (elderly and disabled) Medicaid (low income and disabled) CMS covers 100 million people...
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention go to
USP U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide
TJC The Joint Commission accredits & certifies health care organizations & is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting certain performance standards.
NABP National Association of Boards of Pharmacy protects public health by assisting its member boards of pharmacy and offers programs that promote safe pharmacy practices for the benefit of consumers.
APhA American Pharmacy Association represents more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and others interested in advancing the profession
ASHP American Society of Health Systems Pharmacists more than 44,000 members include pharmacists, student pharmacists, & pharmacy technicians. For 75 years, ASHP has been at the forefront of efforts to improve medication use & enhance patient safety. (accredits training programs such as Missoula College)
CSA Controlled Substance Act Classifies drugs in schedules I-V
NDC National Drug Code AAAAA-BBBBB-CC Numbers in A slots determine manufacturer, B is product name, strength and form, C is package size
HIPAA Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act goal of the law is to make it easier for people to keep health insurance, protect the confidentiality and security of healthcare information and help the healthcare industry control administrative costs
MMA Medicare Modernization Act Medicare Part D and review of medications
ACA Affordable Care Act mandate to ensure healthcare for all
CPE Monitor Continuing Pharmacy Education Monitor tracks pharmacy CE
FDA Food and Drug Administration Protects public by ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human & veterinary drugs, biological products, &medical devices; & by ensuring the safety of our nation's food supply, cosmetics, & products that emit radiation. Also regulates tobacco.
Created by: mchugh100