Module 4: Pharmacology


Length: 1 minutesComplexity: Easy

Pharmacology is the study of drugs.

Drugs by Class

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

There are so many different kinds of drugs that it's helpful to organize them into recognizable groups so we can tell what they do.

Drug Names

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

When a new drug is approved, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gives the manufacturer a patent to protect their investment in the drug's development.

Controlled Substances

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

Unlike other medications that fall under the FDA's authority.

Drug Monitoring

Length: 1 minutesComplexity: Easy

To help prevent prescription drug abuse, and especially to tackle the nation’s unprecedented opioid epidemic, many states are instituting prescription drug monitoring programs.

Medication Lists

Complexity: Easy

Care must be taken when documenting in the electronic health record.

Rx vs OTC

Complexity: Easy

Learn the difference between prescription and over the counter drugs.


Complexity: Easy

Here are the parts of a handwritten prescription.

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