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A Practical Guide to Contemporary Pharmacy Practice and Compounding is your hands-on, step-by-step guide to receiving and filling prescription drug orders as well as a comprehensive look at the preparation of sterile and non-sterile extemporaneously compounded preparations. This edition is meticulously updated to include the latest practice guidelines and standards, as well as a detailed discussion of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) of 2013. In addition, it offers a wealth of guidance on processing prescriptions, avoiding dangerous medication and labeling errors, counseling patients and caregivers, and much more - giving you all the knowledge you need to succeed on your exams and safely carry out the practice of pharmacy.
Features significant revisions to address the impact of new federal laws/regulations on pharmacy practice.
Includes meticulous updates reflecting the latest advances in "formulation science."
Includes an expanded list of definitions addressing the interchangeable terminologies that arise due to the emergence of interprofessional education and practice.
Offers an expanded discussion on avoiding medication and labeling errors, patient counseling at hospital discharge, sterile dosage form preparation, and much more.
Includes updated information about newly approved excipients and manufacturers.
Includes a new section on the passage of the DQSA, which amended the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, making a distinction between 503A compounding pharmacies, the traditional prescription-based compounding pharmacies, and 503B outsourcing facilities.
Contains all-new photos that clearly illustrate all equipment, materials, and techniques.