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Which of the following medications require a pharmacist to include a medication guide when dispensing a prescription?

  1. Plavix®

  2. Enoxaparin

  3. Heparin

  4. Amiodarone

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 1, 2 and 3 only

D. 1, 2 and 4 only

E. 1, 2, 3 and 4

D. 1, 2 and 4 only

Clopidogrel (Plavix®), enoxaparin (Lovenox®), and amiodarone (Pacerone®) are high risk medications that require MedGuide when dispensing.

How long is a C-II controlled substance prescription valid for after it's written and signed by the prescriber?

A. 3 months

B. 6 months

C. 9 months

D. 12 months

E. 24 months

B. 6 months

A C-II prescription is valid for 6 months after the issued date.

How long must a community pharmacy keep the controlled substance prescription orders?

A. 3 years

B. 5 years

C. 1 year

D. 2 years

E. 4 years

A. 3 years

Prescription orders for controlled substances must be kept for 3 years from the date they were filled. Other documents that must be kept for 3 years are ordering and delivery records of controlled substance prescription forms issued to prescriber, and the delivery receipts and any record of discrepancy, which must be kept by the wholesaler or manufacturer. For hospital or health clinic, the controlled substance order record must be kept for at least 7 years.

Which of the following information should be recorded after a controlled substance prescription order has been filed in an inpatient setting?

  1. Patient's name

  2. Drug's name, strength, quantity, and directions of use

  3. Pharmacy's DEA number

  4. Date administration

A. 1 and 2 only

B. 2 and 3 only

C. 3 and 4 only

D. 1 and 4 only

E. None of the above

A. 1 and 2 ...

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