Resources for Retail Pharmacies

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References utilized for drug information play a very important role in the world of retail pharmacy. In some places it is even required that pharmacies maintain a log of drug information references. Retail pharmacies and places of pharmacy practice  will usually utilize at least one of these references to answer drug information questions.

Online Drug Information Resources

  • DailyMed: Contains thousands of drug listings which includes FDA approved package inserts.
  • MedlinePlus: A source for consumer health information resource published by the National Library of Medicine.
  • FDA: Interestingly, you can register to receive updates on medication approvals and drug recalls.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): This is one of the go to resources for vaccine information.
  • Drug Enforcement Administration: Get current information on controlled substances to stay up to date with federal laws and regulations.

Educational Flyers

  • AWARxE: AWARxE flyers can help to educate members of your community regarding drug and safety information.

Collecting Controlled Substances, Drug Disposal, and Prescription Drug Destruction.

  • Drug Enforcement Administration: Learn more about non-law enforcement agencies that collect controlled substances.
  • Your Municipality or Board of Pharmacy: Obtain state specific information on controlled substance collection and drug disposal.
  • Law Enforcement Locations: Register the location with the Drug Enforcement Administration. Make sure to also purchase a disposal box.

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