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ACPE: Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Adverse History: applicant received a warning letter from the FDA that prohibits commercial Distribution

Automated Pharmacy System: A mechanical system located in wall or within 20 feet of pharmacy that helps store information relating to storage and dispensing of refill C-VI prescriptions

Board: Massachusetts Board of Registration

CDTM: Collaborative Drug Therapy Management

CME/Category 1: continuing medical education (CME) sponsored by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Collaborative Drug Therapy Management (CDTM): a collaborative practice agreement which allows an authorized pharmacist to initiate, monitor, modify, and discontinue a patient's drug therapy by under supervision of a physician

Collaborative Practice Agreement (CDTM Agreement): written and signed agreement between authorized pharmacist within relevant scope of practice and supervising physician which defines the collaborative practice the pharmacist and physician will engage in

Contact hour: unit of measure of educational credit a minimum of 50 minutes of satisfactory participation of a Board approved continuing education program

Continuous Quality Improvement Program (CQI Program): System to identify and evaluate quality-related events and improve patient care

Dextroamphetamine Sulfate: Any drug which contains dextro and amphetamine and their salts

Live program: continuing education program with direct faculty and participant interaction

MDPH: Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Medication Error: "any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer…"

Minimal Brain Dysfunction: means Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

MPJE: Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination

NABP: National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

NAPLEX: North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination

Narcotic Drug: Derivative, salt or compound of opium, opiate or coca leaves. Opium poppy or poppy straw are also considered narcotic drugs.

Non-self-administering: personally taking or applying a controlled substance as directed by a practitioner with more than minimal assistance by program staff

Nuclear pharmacy: Facility registered with the Board to dispense radiopharmaceuticals

Opiate: Any substance with addiction-forming or addiction-sustaining liability similar to morphine

Proof of an Inspection by the FDA: copy of FDA's Notice of Inspection or Form 483

Qualified nuclear pharmacist: Pharmacist registered by the Board, employed in a nuclear pharmacy who has submitted proper evidence to the Board that he/she is meets education, training, and experience requirements who has also received written approval from the Board

Quality Related Event (QRE): Incorrect dispensing of a prescribed medication received by the patient either due to 1) a variation from the prescriber's prescription order which includes dispensing an incorrect drug or wrong dosage, or 2) failure to identify and ...

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