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Term/QuestionDescription/Answer
Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM)An outsourced company employed by the insurance company to manage prescription drug benefits.
Condition treated with allopurinol (Zyloprim), colchicine, febuxostat (Uloric)GOUT
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)Protects people and the environment from significant health risks, sponsors and conducts research, and develops and enforces environmental regulations.
Condition treated with Ropinirole (Requip), benztropine (Cogentin), entacapone (Comtan), or rotigotine (Neupro)Parkinson’s disease
State Boards of Pharmacy (BOP)Regulate the practice of pharmacy by state; they also focus on public health and the enforcement of state laws.
DEA Form 41Used for destroying or sending back controlled drugs.
BIOAVAILABILITYThe usable amount of the drug that reaches the body’s circulation.
Intramuscular (IM) injectionAn injection into a muscle; a medication delivery route.
Intradermal injectionThe administration of medication by injection into the middle layers of the skin.
Drug duplicationA situation when a drug is prescribed that has the same active ingredient as a current medication taken by the patient.
Subcutaneous (subcut)Under the skin.
DAWDispense as written.
Therapeutic substitutionThe substitution of a prescribed drug with another medication that produces the same therapeutic effect.
SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)Used for treating depression. Examples: citalopram (Celexa), fluoxetine (Prozac), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft).
Intravenous (IV) injectionAn injection directly into a vein; a medication delivery route.
SNRIs (Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors)Used for treating depression. Examples: desvenlafaxine (Pristiq), duloxetine (Cymbalta), mirtazapine (Remeron), venlafaxine (Effexor).
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976Gave the EPA complete authority over the disposal of hazardous substances.
DEA Form 106Report of theft or loss of controlled substances.
AgonistA compound that binds to a receptor and stimulates activity.

For those looking to expand their knowledge of pharmacy, our comprehensive table provides key insights into various aspects of pharmacy practice, including medication management, drug treatments for specific conditions, and important regulatory considerations.

From understanding the role of Pharmacy Benefits Managers (PBMs) and State Boards of Pharmacy (BOP) to learning about the specifics of drug administration routes and the importance of BIOAVAILABILITY, this table is a valuable resource for anyone preparing for pharmacy-related examinations or seeking to enhance their professional expertise.

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