Essentials of Law and Ethics for Pharmacy Technicians

Essentials of Law and Ethics for Pharmacy Technicians

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As a pharmacy technician you are expected to have a broad knowledge of pharmacy practice and be skilled in the techniques required to order, stock, package, and dispense medications. However, you must also have a working understanding of the laws and regulations that govern the dispensing of medications. While there are excellent books covering pharmacy laws, regulations, and ethics, most are aimed at the university-level pharmacy student. There is no text written specifically for the pharmacy technician. Essentials of Law and Ethics for Pharmacy Technicians fills that niche. It presents the exact amount of information required at a level that is appropriate to a technician's practice and role.

This book discusses the many laws and regulations that pharmacy technicians must understand in order to practice in a legal and ethical manner. It presents an overview of the U.S. legal system, reviews the development of current laws and describes in detail the major laws affecting present-day pharmacy practice. Rather than searching through portions of several books, you can now find coverage of all the important legal topics in one source. Written and organized in a concise manner, Essentials of Law and Ethics for Pharmacy Technicians addresses the drug dispensing regulations and ethical issues technicians will encounter in their daily practice.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 196 pages
  • 161 x 241.8 x 11.7mm | 294.84g
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Bosa Roca, United States
  • English
  • 6 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1587161311
  • 9781587161315

Table of contents

THE LEGAL SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES
Overview and Objectives
Legislation, Regulation, and Interpretation
Criminal vs Civil Law

HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF CURRENT LAW
Overview and Objectives
Into the 20th Century

FOOD, DRUG AND COSMETIC ACT OF 1938
Overview and Objectives
Adulteration
Misbranding
Drug Samples
Investigational New Drugs
New Drug Applications
The Orphan Drug Act of 1983
Prescribing Requirements and Restrictions
Dispensing Requirements and Restrictions
Recalls

FEDERAL CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ACT OF 1970
Overview and Objectives
Control Schedules
Registration
Obtaining Controlled Substances
Record Keeping
Dispensing Requirements and Restrictions
Reporting Theft

ETHICS THEORY AND APPLICATION
Overview and Objectives
Development of Pharmacy's Ethical Considerations
Code of Ethics Background and Progression
American Pharmaceutical Association Code of Ethics for Pharmacists
American Association of Pharmacy Technicians Code of Ethics for Pharmacy Technicians
Pharmacy--A Respected Tradition
Pharmacy-Related Relationships
Communicating Professionally in an Information Age
Patient's Rights
Modern Controversial Issues

APPENDIXES
State Boards of Pharmacy Executives, Addresses, and Web Sites
Addresses and Web Sites of Pertinent Pharmacy Organizations
Accredited Pharmacy Technician Programs in the United States
DEA Field Offices
DEA forms 82, 106, and 222
Legal Standing of Pharmacy Technicians in Each State, D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico
Legality of Fax Transmission of Prescriptions in Each State, D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico
Who has Prescribing Authority in Each State, D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico
Index
Short TOC
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