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California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 119400

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The following definitions shall apply for purposes of this chapter:

(a) “Dangerous drug” means any drug that is unsafe for self-use and includes either of the following:

(1) Any drug that bears the legend “Caution:  federal law prohibits dispensing without prescription,” “Rx only,” or words of similar import.

(2) Any drug or device that, pursuant to federal or state law, may be dispensed only by prescription, or that is furnished pursuant to Section 4006 of the Business and Professions Code .  “Dangerous drug” does not include labeled veterinary drugs.

(b) “Medical or health professional” means any of the following:

(1) A person licensed by state law to prescribe drugs for human patients.

(2) A medical student.

(3) A member of a drug formulary committee.

(c) “Pharmaceutical company” means an entity that is engaged in the production, preparation, propagation, compounding, conversion, or processing of dangerous drugs, either directly or indirectly, by extraction from substances of natural origin or independently by means of chemical synthesis or by a combination of extraction and chemical synthesis.  “Pharmaceutical company” also means an entity engaged in the packaging, repackaging, labeling, relabeling, or distribution of dangerous drugs.  “Pharmaceutical company” also includes a person who engages in pharmaceutical detailing, promotional activities, or other marketing of a dangerous drug in this state on behalf of a pharmaceutical company.  “Pharmaceutical company” does not include a licensed pharmacist.

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