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How the Federal Legislation Affect the Practice of Pharmacology

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fight against the abuse of drugs and other substances. Even though the federal legislation has an impact on pharmacy, the CSA exerts a more direct impact, as the law requires registration, specific record keeping, and the rules of regarding the dispensing of controlled substances. Penalties for the violation of the CSA are more sever than a violation from the FDC Act. Under the act controlled substances are placed in one of 5 categories. Schedule I drugs can’t be handled by pharmacies. Schedule I drugs have a high potential for abuse and currently have no recognized medical use. Any pharmacy that is found to posses a Schedule I drug is in violation of the CSA, even if the drug was formerly a Schedule II drug. Schedule II drugs have a high potential for abuse, but currently have a medical use. Schedule II drugs have a several specific provisions relevant to pharmacies and pharmacists. One of the essential provisions is the requirement that prescriptions that are to be dispensed for Schedule II medications must be written and then signed by the practitioner. Exceptions to this rule d...

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that the csa has a direct impact on pharmacy, as it requires registration, specific record keeping, and the rules regarding the dispensing of controlled substances.
  • Explains the purpose of the poison prevention packaging act of 1970 and the enactment of standards to further prevent poisonings.
  • Explains the prescription drug marketing act (pdma), enacted to address specific prescription drug marketing practices that have contributed to the alteration of large quantities of drugs into a secondary market.
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