Pharmacy Tech Exam

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1.  The pharmacist has asked you to obtain a MedWatch form so he can report
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2.  Medications of opthalmic administration are usually available in
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3.  A class ___ drug recall is the most serious.
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4.  Most drugs are metabolized by the
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5.  Nolvadex or ____ is an anti-estrogen type medication that is often used in the treatment of breast cancer.
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6.  Tylenol #3 is acetominophen 325 mg and codeine ___mg.
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7.  When using a Class A prescription balance, the least weighable quantity is
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8.  The form number for ordering Schedule 2 drugs is
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9.  Which drug can be used as a patch?
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10.  How much diluent do you need to add to a 4 gm vial to get a concentration of 250 mg/ml?
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11.  The smallest gelatin capsule used for extemporaneous compounding is size
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12.  Which type of drug would be considered a drug of abuse?
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13.  Furomeside or Lasix is used as
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14.  The infusion rate of an IV is over 12 hours. The total exact volume is 800 ml. What would be the infusion rate in mls per minute?Hint: 800 / 720 min =
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15.  You have 70% solution of dextrose. How many grams of dextrose is in 400 ml of this solution?Hint: 400 X .70 =
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16.  The standard pediatric dose for cefazolin is 20mg/kg/day. The order is written for 150 mg TID. The infant weighs 8lb. This dose is?
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17.  Federal law requires pharmacies to have available for inspection Copy 3 of the DEA Form 222 for a period of ___ years.
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18.  An IV order calls for the addition of 45 MEQ of CaCO3. You have a 25 ml vial of CaCO3. 4.4 MEQ/ml. How many mls of this concentrate do you need to add to this IV?Hint: 45 / 4.4 =
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19.  In this formula, how much talc is needed to fill 120 gram?nupercainal ointment 4%zinc oxide 20%talc 2%Hint: 120,000 mg X .02 =
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20.  A bottle of nitroglycerin has the labeled strength of 1/200 grains. What would this strength be in milligrams?Hint: 65 / 200 =
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21.  A pharmacy wants to mark up a product by thirty percent. How much would an item cost with this markup, if its original cost was $4.50?Hint: 4.50 X 1.30 =
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22.  The _____ is the agency that registers pharmacists.
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23.  The material safety data sheet (MSDS)
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24.  How much diluent do you need to add to 4gm of powder to get a concentration of 500 mg/ml?
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25.  What does DAW mean on a written prescription?
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26.  Your pharmacy has received a prescription for ointment XYZ and is not available commercially. The prescription is written for 30 g with 2 refills. According to FDA guidelines, what is the largest amount you pharmacy can compound when orginally filling in prescription in anticipation of refills?
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27.  The last set of digits of the NDC are indicative of
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28.  The approximate size container of the dispensing of 180 ml of liquid medication would be?1oz = 30ml
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29.  A patient ask whether he can take a certain medication with another one? As a pharmacy tech what should you do?
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30.  The doctor writes:  II gtts OU bid. What does this mean?
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31.  Which of the following suppositories should be stored in the refrigerator?
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32.  Which of the following books is used for FDAs list of approved drug products?
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33.  Propanolol is the same as
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34.  Thiazide diurectics are used to
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35.  Of the following, which one deals with the issue of safety caps on prescription bottles?
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36.  An example of major drug-drug ineraction would be
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37.  The appearance of crystals in mannitol injection would indicate that the product
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38.  How many 30 mg KMNO4 tablets are needed to make the following solution?1gm               Xgm-------     =      ---------5000ml         600 mlX= 0.12gm0.12 gm = 120 mg = 4 tablets
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39.  Dextrose 25% 1000ml is ordered. You have only dextrose 70% solution available. How much od the dextrose 70% solution and sterile water will you use to fill this order?Hint:  Study and use the Allegation math process
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40.  The occupational, safety, health administration (OSHA) requires pharmacies to have Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) for
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41.  Of the following group names, which one would be used for cough?
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42.  Tobrex opthalmic ung refers to
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43.  Suspending or thickening agents are added to suspensions to thicken the suspending medium and the sedimentation rate. Which of the following is not a suspending agent?
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44.  Oral Polio Virus Vaccine (Polivax) should be stored in a temperature not to exceed 46 degrees fahrenheit. What is this temperature in Centigrade?Hint: Use the Celcius to Fahrenheit conversion formula9c=5f-1609c=5(46) -1609c=230-1609 / 70 = 7.77 or 8 Degrees Centrigrade
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45.  You receive a prescription for amoxicillin 75 mg QID for ten days. How many mls of amoxicillin 250mg/5ml do you need to fill this prescription to last the full 10 days?
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46.  The doctor writes for aminophylline 125 mg po QID x 10 Days. You only have the solution 250mg/5ml. How much would be needed for one dose?Hint: Simplify125 / 250 = 1/2 Teaspoon
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47.  Of the following schedules, which one deals with drugs that have no medicinal use in the United States and have a high abuse potential?
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48.  You receive a prescription for Sertraline (Zoloft) qd x 30 days. What is sertraline?
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49.  All aseptic manipulations in the laminar flow hood should be performed at least
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50.  Pharmacy Technicians can perform their duties provided they
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51.  You receive and order of kaopectate 30 ml BID PRN. How many tablespoons is one dose equal to?Hint: 1 Tablespoon = 15 ml
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52.  Which of the following is a Schedule 2 Controlled Substance?
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53.  If the manufacturer's expiration date is for a drug is 12/06, the drug is considered acceptable to dispense until which date?
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54.  The roman numerals XLII is equivalent to
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55.  A small volume intravenous bag specifically used to deliver medication is called an
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56.  How many days will the following prescription last?Prozac 10mg #120     Sig: 2 po BID
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57.  The laminar flow hood should be left operating continuously. If it is turned off, it should not be used until it has been running for at least?
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58.  Which auxillary label would you use for this particular Sig: II gtts AU BID?
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59.  A dose written for 5mg/kg every eight hours for one day. The adult to take this medication weighs 145 pounds. How much drug will be needed to fill this order?
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60.  How much medication would be needed for the following order?Prednisone 10 mg, one QID x 4 Days, one TID x 2 days, one BID x 1 day, then stop
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61.  Benzethidine is in DEA Schedule 1, meaning that benzethedine
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62.  In which controlled substance schedule is Tylenol #2 classified?
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63.  Assuming that one pint is equal to 473 ml, how many pints can be found in one liter?
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64.  Licensing and general professional oversign of pharmacist and pharmacies are carried out by
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65.  Most unit-dose systems provide each patient with a storage bin in which can be found a supply of drugs for
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66.  The first line of defense against infection/contamination of an IV product is
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67.  The most widely used reference of an IV admixture program is the
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68.  Which of the following medications must be administered in a glass IV container?
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69.  Preservative-free drugs must be used when drugs will be injected by which route of adminitstration?
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70.  The two parts of the syringe that should not be touched are
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71.  The establishment of the Omnibus Budget Reconcilliation Act (OBRA) in 1990, led to most states requiring
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72.  The first 5 digits of the National Drug Code (NDC) number identifies the
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73.  Sig or Signa on a written prescription means
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74.  What should the last digit be of this DEA number?AB431762_
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75.  Aminosyn is an amino acid often used in TPN orders to provide protein for cellular repair and growth. A physician writes an order for aminosyn 2.5% 500 ml. You have only aminosyn 8.5%500 ml. You have only aminosyn 8.5% 500 ml. How are you going to prepare this order using a sterile evacuated container?Hint: Use allegation math technique
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76.  You are to use 2.4ml of diluent to reconstitute a vial of medication. What size of syringe should be used?
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77.  The use of isopropyl alcohol is important as a means to prevent contamination of an IV product. What should the minimum percent of isopropyl alcohol used be?
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78.  Most drugs and their metabolites are excreted by the
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79.  The percentage or fraction of the administered dose of a drug that actually reaches systemic circulation and the rate at which this occurs is the drugs?
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80.  The type of formulary that allows the pharmacy to obtain all medications that are prescribed is a
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81.  Zantac, Tagamet, and Pepcid are H2 blockers which are now available over-the-counter (OTC). What are these drugs used for?
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82.  A "hospital borne" infection is also known as a _____ infection.
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83.  Of the following drug recalls, which one is the most important in that all parties involved in the dispensing of a prescription must be notified due to the drugs potential or serious harm?
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84.  Reconstitution with Ampicillin (Omnipen)IVPB should be done with
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85.  A prescription for amoxicillin 250 mg #30 has a usual and customary price of $8.49. The aquisition cost of amoxicillin 250 mg #30 is $2.02. What is the gross profit?Customary Price - Aquisition Price = Gross Product
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86.  A senior citizen is paying for a prescription of penicillin VK 250 mg #30.  The usual and customary price is $8.49. However this patient qualifies for a 10% discount. How much will the patient pay?Hint:  8.49 x 0.9 =
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87.  A prescription is written for Septra Suspension 240 ml 1 teaspoonful h.s. + 1 refill. The insurance plan has a 34-day supply limitation. How many ml can be dispensed using the insurance plan guidelines?1 Teaspoonful = 5ml5 ml x 34 days =
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88.  A prescription is written for Albuterol Inhaler: Dispense 2 Inhalers of 17 gm, 2 puffs QID. What is the days supply if there are 200 metered doses in each inhaler?400 puffs with 8 per day400 / 8 =
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89.  A prescription is written for Humulin N U-100 insulin 10 ml, 40 units daily. What is the days supply?Hint: 10 units = 0.1 ml10 / 0.4 =
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90.  A prescription is written for Tetracycline HCI suspension 125 mg/5 ml compounded for capsules and a mixture of Ora-Plus 50% and Ora-Sweet 50%. How many capsules of Tetracycline 250 mg are needed to prepare 50 ml of this suspension?125        Xmg                   X = 1250 mg / 250 = ------   =  ------- 5            50
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91.  How many doses are in a 100 ml bottle of penicillin VK 250 mg/5 ml if each dose is 1/2 teaspoonful?Hint: 1 Dose is 5ml100 ml has how many half doses?
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92.  More than 3/4 of sales from pharmaceutical manfacturers are directly to
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93.  How many teaspoons equal 20 ml?Hint: Teaspons = 5 ml
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94.  If a prescription reads: Aspirin 5 gr, dispense 100 tablets, 1 tablet q 4-6h prn headache, what is the dose in milligrams?Hint: 1 Grain = 65 mgOverlook the extra jibberish
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95.  How many gallons of Coco Cola fountain syrup are needed to package 150 bottles of 120 ml per bottle?Hint: 3785 ml per gallon150 X 120 / 3785 =
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96.  If a prescription reads: Amoxicillin 250mg/5ml, dispense 150 ml, 375 mg TID x 5 days, what is the dose in household units? Hint: 1 dose is 375 mg1 Teaspoon = 5 mlAmoxicillin is 250mg/5ml
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97.  How many ml are in 2 liters of normal saline?Hint: 1 liter = 1000 ml
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98.  How many ml of KCI 2 MEQ/ML are needed if the dose is 30 MEQ?
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99.  How many ml of 25% dextrose are needed to prepare 500 ml of 40% dextrose if you are to prepare 40% dextrose from 25% dextrose and 60% dextrose?Hint: Use Allegation Math formula
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100.  If 1 liter is infused over 8 hours, what is the rate of infusion in ml/hr?
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101.  A patient weighs 121 pds. What is the patients weight in kg?Hint:  1 lb = 2.2 kg
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102.  How many grams of sodium bicarbonate are needed to make 400ml of a 1:1000 w/v solution?Hint: 1 Gram = 1000 mg1ml = 1mg
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103.  Which of the following medications is associated with gradual discontinuation of therapy?
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104.  Alprozolam is a
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105.  A medication to reduce fever is called a/an
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106.  What medication may cause an allergic reaction if a patient is allergic to penicillin and Ceclor?
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107.  A prescription for Duragesic patches should be filed under which DEA schedule?
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108.  Which of the following medications is most likely to be associated with photosensitivity?
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109.  A pharmacist should be alerted about possible drug interactions when ______ and ______ are prescribed for the same patient.
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110.  Which of the following medications is classified in DEA Schedule 3?
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111.  Which of the following medications is an antidiarrheal?
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112.  Vitamin A is a ______-soluable vitamin and Vitamin C is a _____-soluble vitamin.Hint: Vitamins A, D, E, K are fat soluble
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113.  Which of the following medications contains morphine?
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114.  If a medication is to be taken a.c., It should be taken
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115.  The federal agency associated with the Controlled Substances Act is the
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116.  The receipt of orders for Schedule 3 controlled substances can be documented on
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117.  Which DEA number fails the numerical check for DEA Numbers
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118.  An example of an H2 receptor blocker is
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119.  The directions "ii gtt OU QID" indicate the medication is a/an
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120.  _____________ is an example of an anabolic steroid.
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121.  Vasotec is a member of which of the following classes of drugs?
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122.  A pharmacist should be alerted if a patient is allergic to codeine and is prescribed
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123.  A term used to describe the rate that inventory is used as
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124.  Storing drugs at room temperature means storing at
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125.  Child resistant caps are required for
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126.  The first federal drug law was the
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127.  HIPAA requires that
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128.  The _______ is the most often used form for billing disease state management services.
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129.  Membrane filters are intended to filer a solution
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130.  For needles sizes, a higher gauge number means
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131.  The resulting solution, when a drug is added to a parenteral solution is called
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132.  Licenses for controlled substances are issued by the
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133.  The managed care network that covers cost inside, but not outside of the network is
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134.  The federal-state program that provides health care for the needy is called
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135.  When completing a universal claim form, drugs are billed using the
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136.  The Orange Book provids information about
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