Medco Pharmacy Tech Laws And Regulation Practice Exam

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Pharmacy Technician Quizzes & Trivia

This practice test focuses on the various, regulations as practiced by Florida pharmacists, pharmacy techs and Medco Team Members. Select the answers that provide the best solution to each of the following questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The definition of a pharmacist is someone who is licensed to prepare and dispense drug and compounds and is knowledgeable concerning their pracitce.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A pharmacist is a licensed professional who has the authority to prepare and distribute drugs and compounds. They possess extensive knowledge about the practice of pharmacy, including the proper handling and dispensing of medications. Therefore, the statement that the definition of a pharmacist is someone who is licensed to prepare and dispense drugs and compounds and is knowledgeable concerning their practice is true. Pharmacists play a crucial role in ensuring the safe and effective use of medications by patients.

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  • 2. 

    The definition of a pharmacy technician is a pharmacy staff member who:

    • A.

      Performs many non clinical pharmacy-related functions

    • B.

      Works under the direction of a licensed pharmacist

    • C.

      Does not answer clinical questions

    • D.

      AOTA (All Of The Above)

    Correct Answer
    D. AOTA (All Of The Above)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is AOTA (All Of The Above). A pharmacy technician performs many non clinical pharmacy-related functions, such as preparing medications, managing inventory, and processing insurance claims. They work under the direction of a licensed pharmacist and do not answer clinical questions, as that is the responsibility of the pharmacist. Therefore, all of the given statements accurately describe the role of a pharmacy technician.

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  • 3. 

    Which one of the following is NOT a job classifcation at Medco:

    • A.

      CST

    • B.

      CSR

    • C.

      HE

    • D.

      OC

    Correct Answer
    B. CSR
    Explanation
    The job classification "CSR" is not a classification at Medco.

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  • 4. 

    A patient's confidentiality must be kept confidential and only used in the course of your job function.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Patient confidentiality is a fundamental principle in healthcare that requires healthcare professionals to protect and keep private any personal or medical information about patients. It is crucial to maintain patient trust and privacy. Only using patient information within the scope of one's job function ensures that the information is not misused or disclosed to unauthorized individuals, maintaining the confidentiality of the patient. Therefore, the statement that a patient's confidentiality must be kept confidential and only used in the course of your job function is true.

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  • 5. 

    Check all of the below that represent different pharmacy types:

    • A.

      Nuclear

    • B.

      Mail Order

    • C.

      Internet

    • D.

      International

    • E.

      Hospital

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Nuclear
    B. Mail Order
    C. Internet
    E. Hospital
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes four different types of pharmacies: Nuclear, Mail Order, Internet, and Hospital. These types represent different ways in which pharmaceutical services are provided. A nuclear pharmacy specializes in the preparation and dispensing of radioactive medications used in nuclear medicine procedures. Mail order pharmacies allow patients to order medications by mail and have them delivered to their homes. Internet pharmacies operate online, allowing customers to order medications through a website. Hospital pharmacies are located within hospitals and provide medications and pharmaceutical services to inpatients and outpatients.

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  • 6. 

    HIPAA is an acronym for Heath Insurance Protection and Accountability Act.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. HIPAA is an acronym for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. This act was enacted in 1996 and it provides protection for sensitive patient health information, sets standards for electronic healthcare transactions, and ensures the privacy and security of medical records.

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  • 7. 

    Check all of the below that are considered IHI.

    • A.

      Name

    • B.

      Credit Card Number

    • C.

      Address

    • D.

      Prescribed Medication HX

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Name
    B. Credit Card Number
    C. Address
    D. Prescribed Medication HX
    Explanation
    The correct answer includes Name, Credit Card Number, Address, and Prescribed Medication HX. These are all considered Personally Identifiable Information (PII) or individually identifiable health information (IIHI). PII refers to any information that can be used to identify an individual, such as their name, credit card number, or address. Prescribed Medication HX also falls under IIHI, as it is health-related information that can be used to identify a specific individual. Therefore, all of the options listed are considered IHI.

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  • 8. 

    How can you proctect a patient's IHI?

    • A.

      Make sure that unattended computers are locked

    • B.

      Refraining from dicussing any vendor or patient information until you have left the building.

    • C.

      Take your work home with you so that they cannot be accessed at your work station.

    • D.

      Check your relatives records frequently to be sure no errors have been made on any of their orders.

    Correct Answer
    A. Make sure that unattended computers are locked
    Explanation
    Protecting a patient's IHI (Individual Healthcare Identifier) involves ensuring the security and confidentiality of their personal information. One way to do this is by making sure that unattended computers are locked. This prevents unauthorized access to the patient's IHI and other sensitive data. Locking computers when they are not in use helps to safeguard patient information and maintain privacy.

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  • 9. 

    When speaking to a patient about their medications, it is approprate to ask for their "invoice number."

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Asking for a patient's "invoice number" when speaking about their medications is not appropriate. An invoice number is typically associated with billing and payment, not medication discussion. The correct approach would be to ask for their medication list, prescription details, or any concerns or questions they may have about their medications.

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  • 10. 

    Laws can be created by:

    • A.

      House of Representatives

    • B.

      Senate

    • C.

      FDA

    • D.

      A and B only

    Correct Answer
    D. A and B only
    Explanation
    The House of Representatives and the Senate are both legislative bodies that have the power to create laws. The FDA, on the other hand, is an agency responsible for regulating and approving drugs and food products, but it does not have the authority to create laws. Therefore, the correct answer is A and B only, as laws can be created by both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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  • 11. 

    The FDA is an example of a:

    • A.

      Regulatory Agency

    • B.

      Part of Congress

    • C.

      Legal body of the supreme courts

    • D.

      Presedential advising comittee

    Correct Answer
    A. Regulatory Agency
    Explanation
    The FDA, or the Food and Drug Administration, is responsible for regulating and overseeing the safety and efficacy of food, drugs, and medical devices in the United States. As a regulatory agency, the FDA sets and enforces standards to protect public health and ensure that products meet certain quality standards. They have the authority to approve or reject new drugs, conduct inspections, and enforce regulations to ensure the safety of consumers.

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  • 12. 

    The DEA was created in which year?

    Correct Answer
    1973
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1973. The DEA, which stands for Drug Enforcement Administration, was created in 1973. This agency was established to enforce federal drug laws and regulations, combat drug trafficking, and reduce the availability of illicit drugs in the United States. The creation of the DEA was a response to the increasing drug problem and the need for a specialized agency to address it effectively.

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  • 13. 

    In 1982, Tylenol aduteration with cyanide leads to:

    • A.

      OBRA

    • B.

      Tamper Evident Packaging

    • C.

      Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act

    • D.

      Medicare Medicade

    Correct Answer
    B. Tamper Evident Packaging
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tamper Evident Packaging. In 1982, Tylenol capsules were tampered with and laced with cyanide, resulting in the deaths of several individuals. This incident led to the implementation of tamper-evident packaging, which ensures the safety and integrity of products by providing visible signs of tampering. This measure was taken to prevent similar incidents and protect consumers from harm.

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  • 14. 

    The Durhame-Humphrey Law requires that medications be divided into the following groups: legal and illegal.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The Durhame-Humphrey Law does not require medications to be divided into legal and illegal groups. The law actually established a distinction between prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs. Prescription drugs can only be obtained with a valid prescription from a healthcare professional, while over-the-counter drugs can be purchased without a prescription. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 15. 

    The Kefauver-Harris Drug Admentments were established in

    • A.

      2003

    • B.

      1962

    • C.

      1906

    • D.

      1952

    Correct Answer
    B. 1962
    Explanation
    The Kefauver-Harris Drug Amendments were established in 1962. These amendments were a response to the thalidomide tragedy, which caused severe birth defects in thousands of babies. The amendments required drug manufacturers to provide evidence of the effectiveness and safety of their products before they could be approved for sale. They also mandated stricter regulations for drug advertising and increased the power of the FDA to regulate the pharmaceutical industry. The Kefauver-Harris Drug Amendments significantly strengthened drug regulation in the United States and have had a lasting impact on the safety and efficacy of drugs available to the public.

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  • 16. 

    Check all that accurately describe the regulations for members of the Board of Pharmacy:

    • A.

      9 members are appointed by the state governor

    • B.

      2 cannot be connected to the practice of pharmacy

    • C.

      1 must be a community pharmacist

    • D.

      None are required to be class II institutional pharmacists

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. 9 members are appointed by the state governor
    B. 2 cannot be connected to the practice of pharmacy
    C. 1 must be a community pharmacist
    Explanation
    The regulations for members of the Board of Pharmacy include the appointment of 9 members by the state governor. Additionally, 2 members cannot have any connection to the practice of pharmacy, and 1 member must be a community pharmacist. There is no requirement for any member to be a class II institutional pharmacist.

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  • 17. 

    Check all that should show the prescription of Morphine:

    • A.

      Pharmacist's initials

    • B.

      Patient Name

    • C.

      Patient Address

    • D.

      Directions

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Pharmacist's initials
    B. Patient Name
    C. Patient Address
    D. Directions
    Explanation
    The prescription of Morphine should include the pharmacist's initials, patient name, patient address, and directions. The pharmacist's initials are important to identify the person responsible for dispensing the medication. The patient's name and address are necessary to ensure that the medication is given to the correct individual. Directions are crucial to provide guidance on how the medication should be taken or administered.

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  • 18. 

    A pharmacist must dispense brand name medications when "Medically Necessary" is physically written on a given prescription.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer "True" is that when a prescription has "Medically Necessary" written on it, it indicates that the brand name medication is required for the patient's medical condition. In such cases, the pharmacist must dispense the brand name medication as it is deemed necessary for the patient's treatment.

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  • 19. 

    A pharmacist who receives a prescription for a brand name drug shall, unless requested otherwise by the purchaser (patient), substitute a less expensive generically equivalent drug.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because when a pharmacist receives a prescription for a brand name drug, they are generally required to substitute it with a less expensive generically equivalent drug, unless the purchaser (patient) specifically requests otherwise. This is a common practice to promote cost savings and ensure that patients have access to more affordable medications without compromising the effectiveness of the treatment.

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  • 20. 

    An experienced pharmacy technician does not need to work under the supervision a pharmacist.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because a pharmacy technician, regardless of their experience, is required to work under the supervision of a pharmacist. This is because pharmacists are responsible for ensuring the safety and accuracy of medication dispensing, and they need to oversee the work of pharmacy technicians to ensure that it is done correctly. The pharmacist's supervision is necessary to maintain the quality and integrity of the pharmacy's operations and to ensure patient safety.

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  • 21. 

    How many hours of medication error must a pharmacy technician take every two years ?

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    D. 2
  • 22. 

    If a prescriber faxes a prescription or prescribes electronically and overtly indicates that s/he wants the brand name, we will dispense the brand.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    If a prescriber explicitly requests the brand name of a medication, whether by faxing a prescription or prescribing electronically, the pharmacy will dispense the brand name as per their indication. This means that if the prescriber specifies a particular brand, the pharmacy will not substitute it with a generic version. Therefore, the statement "True" indicates that the pharmacy will honor the prescriber's request for the brand name medication in such cases.

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  • 23. 

    The FDA was created in :

    • A.

      1905

    • B.

      1982

    • C.

      1990

    • D.

      1906

    Correct Answer
    D. 1906
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1906. The FDA, also known as the Food and Drug Administration, was established in 1906. It was created in response to public concerns about the safety and quality of food and drugs in the United States. The FDA's primary role is to protect public health by regulating and ensuring the safety and efficacy of food, drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, and other products. It plays a crucial role in conducting inspections, enforcing regulations, and approving new products for the market.

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  • 24. 

    CST's are Call In Support Technicians.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement is true. CST's stands for Call In Support Technicians. This suggests that CST's are technicians who provide support over the phone or through call-in services.

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  • 25. 

    To protect a patient's IHI, any actions violating HIPAA regulations should be kept to oneself and never mentioned to any one else in your department.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    It is incorrect to say that actions violating HIPAA regulations should be kept to oneself and never mentioned to anyone else in the department. In fact, it is important to report any violations or breaches of HIPAA regulations to the appropriate authorities or supervisors. Keeping such actions to oneself can perpetuate the violation and compromise patient privacy and security.

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  • 26. 

    Check all that must be on the face of a prescription.

    • A.

      Full patient name

    • B.

      Full Name /Address of the prescriber

    • C.

      The name of the drug

    • D.

      The strenghth of the drug

    • E.

      Auxillary label

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Full patient name
    B. Full Name /Address of the prescriber
    C. The name of the drug
    D. The strenghth of the drug
    Explanation
    A prescription must include the full patient name to ensure that the medication is prescribed to the correct individual. The full name and address of the prescriber is necessary for identification and contact purposes. The name of the drug is essential for accurately identifying the prescribed medication. The strength of the drug is crucial for determining the appropriate dosage. Including an auxiliary label may provide additional instructions or warnings about the medication.

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  • 27. 

    There are verbal and non-verbal forms of communication.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Verbal communication refers to the use of words, either spoken or written, to convey a message. On the other hand, non-verbal communication involves the use of gestures, body language, facial expressions, and other non-verbal cues to communicate. Since the statement acknowledges the existence of both verbal and non-verbal forms of communication, the answer is true.

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  • 28. 

    Check all that are tragic words.

    • A.

      Honey

    • B.

      Yea Yea Yea

    • C.

      Obviously

    • D.

      Absolutely

    • E.

      Like I said

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Honey
    B. Yea Yea Yea
    C. Obviously
    E. Like I said
    Explanation
    The words "Honey," "Yea Yea Yea," "Obviously," and "Like I said" can be considered tragic words because they are often used in a dismissive or condescending manner, which can lead to hurt feelings or negative outcomes in relationships or conversations. These words can undermine the validity or importance of someone's thoughts or feelings, causing emotional distress or conflict.

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