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1. These professionals dispense medications under a pharmacists supervisi

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1. These professionals dispense medications under a pharmacist’s
supervision but aren’t licensed to write prescriptions.
A. Chiropractors
B. Nurses
C. Pharmacy technicians
D. Nurse practitioners

2. Neurologists may prescribe this drug for grand mal epilepsy.
A. Dilantin C. Prozac
B. Lithium D. Thorazine

3. A patient taking this drug would have a history of mental
A. Dilantin C. Prozac
B. Lithium D. Thorazine

4. Doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the
conditions of arthritis and gout are called
A. ophthalmologists. C. rheumatologists.
B. gastroenterologists. D. endocrinologists.

5. Which of the following is an antibiotic that’s frequently prescribed by dentists?
A. Thorazine C. Tobrex
B. Ortho Tri-Cyclen D. Clindamycin

6. The older antihistamines caused this side effect in many patients.
A. Runny nose C. Difficulty in breathing
B. Drowsiness D. Increase in appetite

7. This drug is often prescribed by psychiatrists and family practice physicians for patients who can’t fall asleep.
A. Halcion tablets C. Motrin tablets
B. Penicillin tablets D. Codeine tablets

8. A general surgeon would prescribe this medicine for a patient feeling severe pain after an operation.
A. Elavil tablets C. Dilantin capsules
B. Aspirin tablets D. Vicodin tablets

9. These healthcare professionals are usually limited to the types of prescriptions they can write by a set of standing orders.
A. Nurse practitioners C. General surgeons
B. Dentists D. Podiatrists

10. A drug called pilocarpine is prescribed by ophthalmologists to be dropped in the eye to control what condition?
A. Eye infection C. Eye allergy
B. Glaucoma D. Fungal infection

11. This is a popular drug prescribed by rheumatologists to treat arthritic pain.
A. Histamine C. Antihistamine
B. Penicillin D. Ibuprofen

12. If you dispense a prescription for a drug called Premarin, the patient would probably be a(n)
A. patient on birth control pills. C. non-insulin-dependent diabetic.
B. menopausal female. D. insulin-dependent diabetic.

13. A prescription for a proton pump inhibitor (PPI) would be written for a patient having this disorder.
A. Heartburn C. Diabetes
B. Menopause D. Cystitis
14. A patient taking digitalis would probably have what type of disease?
A. Throat infection C. Heart disease
B. High cholesterol D. High blood pressure

15. Neurologists prescribe this drug quite often to treat the headache pain from
trigeminal neuralgia.
A. Tegretol tablets C. Dilantin capsules
B. Cafergot tablets D. Imitrex

16. Which of the following is taken to prevent blood clots from forming in the
cardiovascular system?
A. Cholesterol-lowering drugs C. Antiarrhythmics
B. Artery vasodilators D. Anticoagulants

17. A family doctor may prescribe this anti-infective medicine to treat pneumonia.
A. Penicillin C. Codeine
B. Phenobarbital D. Valium

18. A medicine containing this drug would be used to stop a cough.
A. Penicillin C. Contac Cold capsules
B. Codeine D. Phenobarbital

19. These types of drugs are prescribed to reduce the feeling of anxiety in nervous people.
A. Antibiotics C. Penicillin
B. Sleeping pills D. Tranquilizers

20. These drugs act to restore normal heart rhythm in a heart that has been skipping
A. Anticoagulants C. Antiarrhythmics
B. Artery vasodilators D. Drugs to lower cholesterol
1. In addition to providing average wholesale pricing, federal
upper limits on pricing, and retail pricing for OTC products,
this drug information source also provides comprehensive
directories listing pharmaceutical manufacturers, pharmaceutical
wholesalers, and third-party administrators.
A. The Red Book
B. Hospital Pharmacy
C. Merck Manual
D. Index Nominum

2. Which source will provide the best dosing information for a
five-year-old child?
A. Geriatric Dosage Handbook
B. American Drug Index
C. The second volume of the USP DI
D. Pediatric Dosage Handbook

3. Which source is organized by body systems with information
on treatment using OTC items?
A. American Drug Index
B. PDR for Nonprescription Drugs
C. Handbook of Nonprescription Drugs
D. Physicians’ Desk Reference
4. Which source gives patient drug information in lay language?
A. The first volume of the USP DI C. Drug Facts & Comparisons
B. The second volume of the USP DI D. AHFS Drug Information

5. Which of the following would be considered a primary source of information?
A. An original research report
B. An index
C. An abstract
D. A consumer Web site

6. Which source lists drugs alphabetically and identifies a generic name of a brand-name
A. Patient Drug Facts C. American Drug Index
B. Drug News Weekly D. Clinical Pharmacology

7. Which electronic resource covers FDA-approved and investigational prescription and nonprescription drugs, as well as non-U.S. preparations?
A. Lexi-CALC
B. DRUGDEX by Micromedex
C. Medical Drug Reference
D. Drug Topics

8. What online resource would you use to search for a medical abbreviation or acronym as well finding a particular drug manufacturer?
A. The Merck Manual C. HIPAA
B. Formulary D. MediLexicon

9. Which source provides the best worldwide drug coverage and is published by the Pharmaceutical Press in London with an electronic version available by Thomson Micromedex?
A. Martindale: The Complete Drug Reference
B. The Merck Manual
C. AHFS Drug Information
D. USP/NF (United States Pharmacopeia/National Formulary)

10. In which one of the following sources can a pharmacist find brief descriptions of disease conditions and treatments?
A. King Guide to Parenteral Admixtures
B. Physicians’ Desk Reference
C. The Merck Manual
D. Package insert
11. Which of the following sources is found in most pharmacies and is often used for brand and generic names?
A. Formulary Advisor C. DrugDigest
B. Drug Facts & Comparisons D. Patient Drug Facts

12. The Handbook on Injectable Drugs is most useful for information on
A. providing patient information for injectable drugs.
B. generic name identification.
C. brand-name identification.
D. compatibility with other drugs.

13. What is the name of a Web-based research program that allows you to search
databases produced by the National Library of Medicine?
A. DrugDigest C. USP DI
B. PubMed Reader/MEDLINE Reader D. Epocrates

14. Which of the following statements about a package insert is correct?
A. It’s produced by the FDA.
B. Copies can be found in the USP/NF.
C. It doesn’t have all the necessary information to safely prescribe a product.
D. It contains only information approved by the FDA.

15. The Physicians’ Desk Reference line of products includes
A. the Concise Guide for Pharmacists.
B. the journal called Pharmacotherapy.
C. MedlinePlus.
D. Drug Information Handbook.

16. Which one of the following is a printed source of information intended specifically for patient education?
A. The Physicians’ Desk Reference
B. Drug Facts & Comparisons
C. The second volume of the USP DI
D. The American Drug Index

17. Which drug information source is published quarterly and provides information to reduce risks associated with combining and/or switching medications?
A. The Merck Manual
B. The United States Pharmacopeia Dispensing Information (USP DI)
C. Formulary
D. Hansten and Horn’s Drug Interactions Analysis and Management

18. Which of the following statements about the NDC numbers is correct?
A. NDC stands for National Drug Coalition.
B. NDC numbers are assigned to all prescription and nonprescription drugs, as well as durable medical equipment.
C. The first two digits identify the manufacturer.
D. NDC numbers are required for all prescription medicines.

19. Which of the following pharmacy periodicals produces online information for retail
management and store operations?
A. Pharmacy Choice Newsletter
B. Drug News Weekly
C. Drug Topics
D. Pharmacy Times

20. In addition to comprehensive manufacturer listings, the _______ contains pharmaceutical wholesaler and third-party administrator directories.
A. DrugDigest
B. Drug Topics Red Book
C. Drug Information Handbook
D. Pharmacy Times

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