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1

Control Substances or Non-controlled Substances?
Regulations are typically stricter because of addiction and abuse possibilities.

controlled substance

2

T/F? Prescriptions written for controlled substances must meet non-controlled AND controlled substance requirements?

true

3

If there is a discrepancy between federal and state law, which law prevails?

the stricter regulation will prevail

4

Which physicians are granted BROAD treatment and prescriptive authority? (2)

MD, DO

5

Which healthcare providers have NARROW treatment and prescriptive authority? (3)

Dentists, veterinarians, podiatrists

6

What type of practitioners CANNOT treat outside of their scope?

(Mid-level) PA, NP and OD

7

T/F? Authority to prescribe for self or family members, is state dependent.

true

8

T/F? In the state of GA, physicians HAVE the authority to prescribe for self or family members?

False

9

RPh/Pharmacist may refuse to fill a prescription for a few “good” reasons. (5)

- Forged or fictitious RX
- to avoid violating the law
- out of stock RX
- harmful to the patient
- moral or religious opposition

10

Conscientious objection (2)

- a pharmacist can refuse to fill RX due to moral/religious belief
-pharmacist can't obstruct a patient's legal right to receive a lawful RX, therefore "other" arrangements should be made

11

T/F? Prescription refills must be indicated by the Pharmacist?

-False
-indicated by prescriber/physician

12

T/F? If no refills are indicated on the prescription then it assumed zero?

True

13

T/F? If Rx is for a non-prescription product, RPh is NOT bound to the refill instructions indicated on the Rx?

False
-RPh IS bound

14

Who legally owns a prescription once filled and dispensed by a pharmacy?

the pharmacy

15

T/F? A copy of an Rx CAN NOT be provided to prescriber / patient if requested?

False
- RX CAN be provided

16

The FDA requires drug distribution records including drug order invoices to be kept for how many years?

5 years

17

MOST states require Rx records to be kept for how many years?

2 to 5 years

18

GA requires Rx records be kept for how many years?

2

19

MMA requires RX records to be kept for how many years?

10

20

According to the 2013, USP adopted official standards for prescription container labeling, the TOP OF THE LABEL must contain what? (5)

-patient name
-Rx serial number
-drug name (full generic and trade name)
-strength
-clear directions for use

21

According to the 2013, USP adopted official standards for prescription container labeling, the less prominent place (bottom of label) should contain? (3)

-information considered less critical such as
-expiration date
-quantity

22

T/F? FONT on the RX label should be 14 or 15 point?

False
-12 point Times Roman
-10 point Arial

23

T/F? Drug names should be spelled out on the label using NO abbreviations?

true

24

What type of directions are recommended for a RX label?

implicit directions
i.e. “Take 2 tablets twice daily” versus “Take 2 tablets in the morning and 2 tablets in the evening"

25

T/F? Alphabetic characters should be used instead of numbers?

False
-numbers should be used

26

Based on patient preference, _________ purpose for use should be included if included on the prescription?

“layman’s terms”

27

Can directions be in patient's preferred language?

yes

28

T/F? Drug name must be in ENGLISH on an RX label

true

29

T/F? Inclusion of expiration date, lot number, manufacturer is mandatory for all states?

false
- it is left to the DISCRETION of individual states

30

T/F? GA requires the date the RX was dispensed to be on the RX label.

true