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1. Why are controlled substances more heavily regulated than other types of medications? Who regulates controlled substances?

2. Why is privacy such an important issue in healthcare and the field of pharmacy? How does HIPAA protect a patient's privacy?

3. When processing and outpatient prescription what information do you need to obtain from the patient before processing and dispensing the medication?

4. Two common settings for the pharmacy professional are the hospital and a community setting. Compare and contrast the role of the pharmacy in each setting. What other settings are there?

5. Give the five rights of medication administration and also get at least three things pharmacy can do to prevent medication errors.

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Why are controlled substances more heavily regulated than other types of medications? Who regulates controlled substances?

The Federal Controlled Substances Act created five schedules or lists of controlled substances based on the drug's potential for abuse, accepted medical use, and the potential for dependence. A controlled substance is generally defined as a drug that is regulated by the government. Schedule 1 consists of drugs like cocaine, marijuana, and LSD. Schedule II consists of drugs like OxyContin, and Percocet. Schedule III consists of drugs like Vicodin. Schedule IV consists of drugs like Xanax, Ativan, Ambien and Lunesta. Schedule V consists of drugs like Robitussin A-C and Lyrica. Controlled substances are more heavily regulated because of their dangers, i.e. side-effects, possibility of overdose, and the potential for dependence.

Why is privacy such an important issue in healthcare and the field of pharmacy? How does HIPPA protect a patient's privacy?

Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to require the security, confidentiality, and privacy of every person's health information. Privacy is an important issue in healthcare and the field of pharmacy because more ...

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