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Law and Ethics of Pharmacy

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Adulteration
The mishandling of medication that can lead to contamination and cause injury or illness to the consumer
Board of Pharmacy
State board that regulates pharmaceutical practice
Controlled substance
Any substance that is similar to the structures of drugs in schedule I or II, primarily stimulants, depressants, and hallucinogens
Drug Enfourcement Administration
Federal agency within the Department of Justice that enforces laws against the misuse of controlled substances
Drug Facts and Comparisons
Reference book found in all pharmacies containing detailed information on all medications
Food and Drug Administration
Federal agency within the Department of Health and Human Services that regulates the manufacture and safeguarding of medications
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
Federal act for protecting patients' rights
Legend drug
Drug that requires a prescription for dispensing
Misbranding
Deceptive or misleading labeling of a product that may lead the consumer to believe that the product will cure an illness
Monograph
Medication information sheet provided by the manufacturer that includes side effects, dosage forms, indications, and other important information
Narcotic
A drug (such as opium) that in moderate doses dulls the senses, relieves pain, and induces profound sleep but in excessive doses causes stupor, coma, or convulsions. This may include drugs such as marijuana or LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide). Opium, opiates (derivatives of opium), and opioids are included.
Over-the-counter medication
Medication that can be purchased without a prescription; nonlegend medications
Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
National board for the certification of pharmacy technicians
Physician's Desk Reference
Reference book of medications