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1

What part of the government regulates the production and use of drugs?

FDA

2

What are the two most basic categories of drugs?

OTC + Prescription

3

When is a DEA number required?

Scheduled drugs

4

What doesn't the FDA regulate when it comes to drugs?

Botanicals + Supplements

5

What is the subdivision of the FDA that regulates drugs for animals specifically?

Center for Veterinary medicine (CVM)

6

What are the four big things in regards to drugs that CVM regulate?

Drug safety + effectiveness
Animal feed safety + manufacturing
Food additives

7

What three things can a new drug have in order to be approved?

Approved new animal drug application
Abbreviated NADA
Conditional approval

8

What are the regulations for use of investigational drugs?

Can be shipped interstate for use only by experts to investigate it's safety + effectiveness

9

What is a big difference about the regulation of animal supplements compared to human supplements?

CVM/FDA will regulate food supplements as "food" or "animal drugs" while human supplements have no regulation by the FDA

10

What is the DEA a part of?

Department of justice

11

What is the act involving Scheduled drugs that the DEA enforces?

Controlled Substance Act

12

What are the levels of scheduled drugs?

5 levels

13

What MUST you have in order to prescribe a scheduled drug?

DEA number

14

What is the definition of a prescription drug?

Required by state/federal law to be dispensed by licensed medical practitioner

15

What must be stated on the label of an RX drug? (a statement)

RX only
Federal law prohibits dispensing w/o a RX

16

Is a prescription a legal document?

Yes

17

What information must be contained on a Prescription?

Hospital information
Name/credentials
Client name/Pet name
Date
Drug name/strength
Quantity + Refill + Directions
What med is for
Signature

18

What other information should be placed on the label for the medication?

Prescription number
Description of the pill/capsule/etc.

19

What is the protocol if the client asks for a written RX?

Must be given to them

20

What units should only be used on medications?

Metric - make sure not to use tsp/cups/etc. the pharmacists may get these mixed up

21

What latin abbreviation should not be used on RX? What should be used instead?

SID, instead use QD or Q24

22

What is the abbreviation for as needed?

PRN

23

What are the characteristics of a schedule I drug?

No approved medical use with a high risk for abuse. When used there is a lack of accepted safety.

24

What are the rules for RX'ing a schedule II drug?

Can only give 30 days with no refills. Must be manually signed and cannot be called in to a pharmacy. DEA needed.

25

What are the rules for RX'ing a schedule III + IV drug?

Can give a total of five refills but the RX is only good for six months. Cannot pre-print this RX. DEA number must be given.

26

What are the rules for RX'ing a schedule V drug?

Need DEA number. RX cannot be pre-printed.

27

What is CSA? What is responsible for?

Controlled substance act.
Regulate manufacture + distribution + Dispensing