Pharmacy law

Regulation and Laws in Pharmacy

Pharmacy law

Several regulations, laws and ethics codes are necessary to know. For the purpose of studying for the PTCB or ExCPT exams, learning the basics is recommended.

One factor to always keep in mind while studying for the national pharmacy tech exam is that it follows federal rules, laws and guidelines. You don't want to confuse your own state laws with federal laws, because they may be more strict than the federal laws. Besides what you see here, you'll probably want to keep in mind that H.I.P.A.A. is a federal act that you should research that mostly concerns Patient Privacy Rights. Another act not covered on this site, but good to know about is O.B.R.A., which made Patient Counseling by a Licensed Pharmacist mandatory to all medicaid patients.

Pharmacy Law Pages on this site:

Pharmacy Regulators and Agencies

DEA Schedule Definitions for controlled substances

How DEA Numbers work

Guidelines for Filling Prescription Orders

FDA Recall Definitions

FDA - New Drug Application (NDA) basics explained

Federal Acts and Amendments in the US

National Drug Code (NDC) Numbers

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The Pharmacy Laws and Regulations discussed on this website are strictly for informational and entertainment purposes only. Although the references made about each subject are taken from direct sources, they cannot be guaranteed to be reliable and are subject to change. This website is designed to help Pharmacy Technician students prepare for the PTCB and ExCPT exams. We often use fictitious scenarios to illustrate examples. This website is not a reliable source of legal information and not admissible in court. If you have real legal issues and need solid answers, please seek the assistance of a licensed attorney.