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  • Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987

    January 24, 2014 • Pharmacy Technician

    The Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987 (PDMA) was signed into law on April 22, 1988. It establishes legal safeguards for prescription drug distribution to ensure safe and effective pharmaceuticals. It’s designed to discourage the sale of counterfeit, adulterated, misbranded, subpotent, and expired prescription drugs. It was passed in response [...]

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  • The Orphan Drug Act of 1983

    January 17, 2014 • Pharmacy Technician

    As a pharmacy technician it is important to be familiar with laws and regulations that pertain to your industry. As part of our series of the laws and regulations that govern our industry, today we are going to look at the Orphan Drug Act of 1983. Orphan Drug Act of [...]

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  • Controlled Substances Act

    January 7, 2014 • Pharmacy Technician

    As a pharmacy technician it is important to be familiar with laws and regulations that pertain to your industry s we’ve been be looking at a number of different laws. Today, we are going to look at the Controlled Substances Act. The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) was passed by the [...]

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  • Pharmacy Law: Kefauver-Harris Amendment of 1962

    December 19, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    As pharmacy technicians it is important to be familiar with the laws and regulations that pertain to your industry. Otherwise, you run the risk of violating laws you don’t even know about. The system is complex, but it is very necessary to ensure patient safety. Interrelated laws, regulations, and standards [...]

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  • October 22, 2013 is National Pharmacy Technician Day: Trusted, Trained, and Educated

    October 18, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    This year we are celebrating the 23rd annual Pharmacy Technician Day. Pharmacy technicians play an important role in the delivery of safe and effective patient care. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) applauds CPhTs who have passed the rigorous Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE). They want to take this day [...]

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  • How to Dispose of Unused or Expired Medications

    September 24, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    It’s important to properly dispose of your medications or other drugs. There are several medicines that are harmful if taken by someone other than who the drug was prescribed. This is because that specific medicine is prescribed due to the person’s specific symptoms and medical history. If someone has access [...]

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  • Career Step Graduate Review: Renu

    August 30, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    Recently we spoke to one of our Career Step pharmacy technician graduates, Renu. We asked her some questions about her experience with Career Step and here is what she had to say: How was your overall experience with Career Step? “My overall experience with Career Step was great. The help [...]

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  • Pharmacy Technician Terms

    July 29, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    Registration means that an individual is required to sign up or register with a state agency, such as the State Board of Pharmacy, before starting practice. Registration includes individuals working in a pharmacy as technicians submitting information on where they live and work to the state board of pharmacy. It [...]

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  • FDA Lowers the Age to Purchase Plan B One-Step

    July 29, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    Plan B is an emergency contraceptive drug that can be dispensed in most states without a prescription. Plan B One-Step is a single-dose of levonorgestrel (1.5 mg tablet) for use without a prescription and has recently been approved for women 15 years of age and older by the FDA. Detailed [...]

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  • June 27, 2013 is PTSD Awareness Day

    June 24, 2013 • Pharmacy Technician

    In 2010, Congress named June 27 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day (S. Res. 455). Since then, the month of June is used to raise awareness and educate the public about this disorder and its effective treatments so everyone can help people affected with PTSD. What causes PTSD and [...]

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