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Pharmacist Complaints

Programs that accept and, where possible, attempt to resolve complaints regarding the licensing, incompetence, prescription filling errors, prescription label errors, incomplete prescription labels, dishonesty, unprofessional conduct or other inappropriate business practices of pharmacists.

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Pharmacies

Organizations that are involved in the business of preparing, storing, compounding and dispensing drugs in accordance with prescriptions prepared by licensed physicians. Pharmacies also counsel patients on proper use of their medication and verify that new treatments are compatible with other medicines they may be taking.

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Prescription Medication Services

Programs that provide access to low-cost or difficult to obtain prescription drugs or supportive services that help patients take their medication as prescribed by their physician.

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Substance Use Disorder Services

Programs that provide preventive, diagnostic and inpatient, outpatient and residential treatment services as well as transitional support for people whose use of one or a combination of substances including alcohol, tobacco or other drugs has resulted in impaired control over their use of the substance, risky use (e.g., using alcohol or other drugs while operating machinery or driving), impairment of personal, social or occupational functioning and/or evidence of tolerance or withdrawal symptoms.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.


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