Lesson 6
Pharmacy and Toxicology

As you advance in your career, you might become more and more involved in the administration of medicines. Although drugs and their dosages are prescribed by physicians and other authorized prescribers, you, as the Hospital Corpsman, are involved in their administration. It is necessary for you to learn drug sources, composition, methods of preparation and administration, and physiologic and toxicologic action. This chapter covers pharmacology, toxicology, medication calculations, pharmaceutical preparations, and prescriptions.