Flashcards in Filling and Dispensing Prescriptions Deck (107)
Control Substances or Non-controlled Substances?
Regulations are typically stricter because of addiction and abuse possibilities.
T/F? Prescriptions written for controlled substances must meet non-controlled AND controlled substance requirements?
If there is a discrepancy between federal and state law, which law prevails?
the stricter regulation will prevail
Which physicians are granted BROAD treatment and prescriptive authority? (2)
Which healthcare providers have NARROW treatment and prescriptive authority? (3)
Dentists, veterinarians, podiatrists
What type of practitioners CANNOT treat outside of their scope?
(Mid-level) PA, NP and OD
T/F? Authority to prescribe for self or family members, is state dependent.
T/F? In the state of GA, physicians HAVE the authority to prescribe for self or family members?
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
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
T/F? Prescription refills must be indicated by the Pharmacist?
-indicated by prescriber/physician
T/F? If no refills are indicated on the prescription then it assumed zero?
T/F? If Rx is for a non-prescription product, RPh is NOT bound to the refill instructions indicated on the Rx?
-RPh IS bound
Who legally owns a prescription once filled and dispensed by a pharmacy?
T/F? A copy of an Rx CAN NOT be provided to prescriber / patient if requested?
- RX CAN be provided
The FDA requires drug distribution records including drug order invoices to be kept for how many years?
MOST states require Rx records to be kept for how many years?
2 to 5 years
GA requires Rx records be kept for how many years?
MMA requires RX records to be kept for how many years?
According to the 2013, USP adopted official standards for prescription container labeling, the TOP OF THE LABEL must contain what? (5)
-Rx serial number
-drug name (full generic and trade name)
-clear directions for use
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
T/F? FONT on the RX label should be 14 or 15 point?
-12 point Times Roman
-10 point Arial
T/F? Drug names should be spelled out on the label using NO abbreviations?
What type of directions are recommended for a RX label?
i.e. “Take 2 tablets twice daily” versus “Take 2 tablets in the morning and 2 tablets in the evening"
T/F? Alphabetic characters should be used instead of numbers?
-numbers should be used
Based on patient preference, _________ purpose for use should be included if included on the prescription?
Can directions be in patient's preferred language?
T/F? Drug name must be in ENGLISH on an RX label
T/F? Inclusion of expiration date, lot number, manufacturer is mandatory for all states?
- it is left to the DISCRETION of individual states