HIMT 1141: Chapter 1
Terms in this set (11)
Those substances that are ruled that they need to be controlled because they are addictive and tend to be abused and dangerous
Drug Enforcement Administration
Concerned with controlled substances only. Enforces laws against drug activities. Monitors need for changing the schedules of abused drugs.
Rules to assure consumes get what they pay for. Must be uniform strength, quality, and purity
Food and Drug Administration
Oversees testing of new drugs, inspects food, drug, et c. plants, reviews new applications and petitions, investigates and removes unsafe drugs from the market, ensures proper labeling
drugs for diseases that affect only a small number of people
Trained and certified health care practitioners who may legally give medications
physicians, physician assistants, paramedics, medical office assistants, practical, vocational, and registered nurses, other allied health specialists like respiratory therapists
Who may write prescriptions
Dentists, physicians, physician assistants, veterinarians, nurse practitioners, and registered pharmacists
Herbal remedies and dietary supplements
Are not approved or have production standards regulated by the FDA
Abuse potential from 1-5
1- highest abuse potential, 5 lowest abuse level
Guidelines for dispensing medication
Keep current drug reference books. Keep controlled substances locked. Conceal and secure prescription pads.Keep accurate records. Be responsible for keeping up to date with FDA and DEA. Establish a rapport with a pharmacist. Maintain a rapport with pharm reps.
Controlled substance schedules
Frequently added, deleted or moved.
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