Glossary

Definitions:

Drug: any substance taken by mouth, injection, inhalation, rectum or applied (e.g. eye, ear, skin) to treat or prevent a disease or condition

 

Prescription Medications: those medications whose use in the treatment of a physical condition and/or illness is required to be authorized in writing for a given period of time and in specific dosages by a licensed healthcare provider

 

Non-prescription Medications/Over the Counter Medications: those medications that may be purchased by the general public for treatment of physical conditions and/or illnesses without the authorization of a licensed healthcare provider. Over the counter medications shall include, but are not limited to, all forms of pills, tablets, capsules, lozenges, liquids, creams, etc., that may be taken internally or applied to the body.

 

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