Legal Handbook for Pharmacy Technicians

Editor: Diane L. Darvey
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In a simple, straightforward style, the Legal Handbook for Pharmacy Technicians teaches pharmacy technicians the essentials on how pharmacy is regulated.

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The pharmacy profession is extensively regulated at both the federal and state level. Legal requirements and regulations underpin all of the functional areas in which pharmacy technicians perform their duties.

In a simple, straightforward style, the Legal Handbook for Pharmacy Technicians teaches pharmacy technicians the essentials on how pharmacy is regulated. Issues such as the role of laws and regulations; regulation of prescription and non-prescription drugs; FDA drug labeling, package inserts, and warnings; state registration and licensing of technicians; and confidentiality and privacy issues are covered in a concise, understandable way.

Inside you’ll find detailed information on:

  • Legal and regulatory systems for pharmacy in the U.S.
  • Federal and state laws and regulations for drugs
  • Controlled substance laws and regulations
  • Confidentiality and privacy of patient records and information

This guide also includes chapter learning objectives, key points, and chapter review questions and answers to prepare pharmacy technicians for the PTCB exam as well as their daily professional activities.

Diane L. Darvey, PharmD, JD

Diane Darvey is former Director of Public Policy in the Government Affairs and Public Policy Division of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores in Alexandria, VA.