What was the purpose of the Durham-Humphrey Amendment of 1951?
This amendment established the distinction between so-called legend (prescription) drugs and over the counter (nonprescription) drugs. The amendment also authorized the taking of prescriptions verbally, rather than in writing, and the refilling of prescriptions.
How did the Durham-Humphrey Amendment change the role of the pharmacist?
The Durham-Humphrey amendment also provides that prescriptions for drugs that can be sold legally over the counter may be refilled by the pharmacist at his own discretion.
Which medication must be accompanied by a patient package insert?
Which drugs are required by law to be accompanied by the patient package insert upon dispensing? Estrogenic substances are the only drug agents required by law that a patient package insert be provided the patient upon each and every dispensing of this category of drug.
What federal act established the National Drug Code?
Section 510 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (Act), 21 U.S.C.
Which medication may cause impotence in older adults?
The most common types of medication that are linked to ED include antidepressants, anti-ulcer drugs, tranquilizers, and diuretics—which help the body get rid of sodium and water, and are used to treat heart failure, liver failure, and certain kidney disorders.
What were pharmacies called during the 17th century?
Apothecaries were a branch of the tripartite medical system of apothecary-surgeon-physician which arose in Europe in the early-modern period. Well established as a profession by the seventeenth century, the apothecaries were chemists, mixing and selling their own medicines.
When did advertising prescription drugs become legal?
The FDA first allowed the practice of direct-to-consumer advertising in 1997, and since then, the number of TV commercials for prescription drugs has skyrocketed. Interestingly, only the United States and New Zealand allow for direct-to-consumer advertising for pharmaceuticals.
What is HCI commonly mistaken for?
HCL = hydrochloric acid Mistaken as potassium chloride.
What is the paper that comes with medicine called?
What are Medication Guides? Medication Guides are paper handouts that come with many prescription medicines. The guides address issues that are specific to particular drugs and drug classes, and they contain FDA-approved information that can help patients avoid serious adverse events.