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Elizabeth R Ibarra

Appendix C Highlighted Terms

TermDefinition
NDC -National Drug Code - A unique number assigned to each drug, strength, and package size for the purpose of identification.
Brand Drug A drug that is covered by a patent and is therefore only available from a single manufacturer
OTC -Over-the-Counter - Drugs that are available without a prescription
Pharmacy Technician Assist Pharmacists by performing the routine, day-to-day functions of the practice of pharmacy that do not require the judgement of a pharmacist.
HIPAA -Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act - Federal legislation enacted to establish guidelines for the protection of patients' private health information.
DEA -Drug Enforcement Administration - The federal agency that administers and enforces federal laws for controlled substances and illegal substances such as narcotics and other dangerous drugs. The DEA is part of the U.S Department of Justice.
STAT Abbreviation of the Latin word statim, meaning immediately; commonly used on medication orders to indicate the- need for the drug right away. -
Generic Drug A drug that is no longer covered by a patent and is therefore generally available from multiple manufacturers, usually resulting in a significant reduction in cost.
Chain Pharmacy A pharmacy that is part of a large number of corporately owned pharmacies that use the same name and carry similarly branded OTC products.
Created by: elyr83