Flashcards in Lecture 1 - Prescription Writing Deck (27)
What part of the government regulates the production and use of drugs?
What are the two most basic categories of drugs?
OTC + Prescription
When is a DEA number required?
What doesn't the FDA regulate when it comes to drugs?
Botanicals + Supplements
What is the subdivision of the FDA that regulates drugs for animals specifically?
Center for Veterinary medicine (CVM)
What are the four big things in regards to drugs that CVM regulate?
Drug safety + effectiveness
Animal feed safety + manufacturing
What three things can a new drug have in order to be approved?
Approved new animal drug application
What are the regulations for use of investigational drugs?
Can be shipped interstate for use only by experts to investigate it's safety + effectiveness
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
What is the DEA a part of?
Department of justice
What is the act involving Scheduled drugs that the DEA enforces?
Controlled Substance Act
What are the levels of scheduled drugs?
What MUST you have in order to prescribe a scheduled drug?
What is the definition of a prescription drug?
Required by state/federal law to be dispensed by licensed medical practitioner
What must be stated on the label of an RX drug? (a statement)
Federal law prohibits dispensing w/o a RX
Is a prescription a legal document?
What information must be contained on a Prescription?
Client name/Pet name
Quantity + Refill + Directions
What med is for
What other information should be placed on the label for the medication?
Description of the pill/capsule/etc.
What is the protocol if the client asks for a written RX?
Must be given to them
What units should only be used on medications?
Metric - make sure not to use tsp/cups/etc. the pharmacists may get these mixed up
What latin abbreviation should not be used on RX? What should be used instead?
SID, instead use QD or Q24
What is the abbreviation for as needed?
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.
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.
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.
What are the rules for RX'ing a schedule V drug?
Need DEA number. RX cannot be pre-printed.