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Regulating Non-Prescription Drugs

Program Type



1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Offline Date:

Sunday, July 5, 2020

ACPE Expiration Date

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician



  • Overview

    This is a monograph about drugs that are regulated by the FDA as non-prescription drugs. The responsibilities of pharmacy personnel in the sale and monitoring of non-prescription drugs are discussed.  The standards for non-prescription drug classification and marketing are reviewed. Case studies are summarized to illustrate the legal responsibilities of pharmacists in the distribution of non-prescription drugs.


    Homestudy PDF:   17165H03.pdf

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    Pharmcon, Inc.
  • Nurse

    List the factors that distinguish Rx and OTC drugs.
    Describe FDA requirements for the marketing of non-prescription drugs.


    List the factors that distinguish Rx and OTC drugs.
    Discuss the role of pharmacists in the use of non-prescription drugs.
    Describe FDA requirements for the marketing of non-prescription drugs.

    Pharmacy Technician

    List FDA standards for non-prescription drug classification.
    Discuss pharmacy responsibilities with non-prescription drugs.
    Describe potential legal ramifications of non-prescription drug sales.

  • Activity Type


    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-17-165-H03-P

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-17-165-H03-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-17-165-H03-T

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