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A patient comes to your pharmacy on a Saturday morning and states he has run out of refills on his lisinopril that he takes daily for his hypertension. He mentions he has tried to get in touch with his physician, but the office is closed. What is the best action a pharmacist could take to help this patient?
The pharmacist can write a prescription for the medication without contacting the prescriber
The pharmacist cannot dispense any lisinopril to the patient since he has no refills remaining
The pharmacist can dispense a 72-hour supply of the lisinopril
The pharmacist can dispense a 7-day supply of the lisinopril
The pharmacist can tell the patient to find a new prescriber
Which of the following is/are required in order for a prescriber to write prescriptions for Suboxone and Subutex?
I. Board certification in addiction psychiatry from the American Board of Medical Specialties or American Osteopathic Association
II. Addiction certification from the American Society of Addiction Medicine
III. At least 8 hours of authorized training on the treatment or management of opioid-dependent patients
IV. An agreement to treat no more than 100 patients at any one time in their individual or group practice
I, II, IV
I, II, III
I, III, IV
Every Pharmacy shall be under direct supervision and control of a registered pharmacist who shall be designated the supervising pharmacist (pharmacist-in-charge or PIC). Which of the following is true regarding PICs in Alabama?
A pharmacist can be the PIC of multiple pharmacies
The Board of Pharmacy must be notified within 30 days of a change in PIC
A pharmacist can only be the PIC of one pharmacy
Record keeping is solely the responsibility of the PIC
If a temporary absence of the PIC exceeds 90 days, an interim PIC must be selected and the Board of Pharmacy must be notified
Which of the following statements is true regarding members of the Alabama Board of Pharmacy?
Members of the Board of Pharmacy must be licensed in any state for five years before serving
Members of the Board of Pharmacy must be licensed in the state of Alabama for five years before serving
2 members are appointed by the Governor of Alabama
Two consecutive terms can be served by a member of the Alabama Board of Pharmacy
There are a total of four members on the Board
A provider faxes a prescription to the community pharmacy you are working at. The prescription is for oxycodone 5 mg tablet with instructions that read “take 1 tablet twice daily by mouth as needed for severe pain.” This is not a hospice or long-term care patient. Which of the following statements is true regarding this prescription in this jurisdiction?
It is for a medication that is classified as DEA Schedule III
This fax can be used as the only prescription that is needed
The pharmacist can begin filling the prescription, but it cannot be dispensed until the pharmacist has the signed hard copy from the provider
The pharmacist can sign the fax for the prescriber
The pharmacist cannot begin filling the prescription, and cannot dispense the prescription without having the signed hard copy
What are the additional continuing education requirements for all nuclear pharmacists registered with the Alabama Board of Pharmacy?
There are no additional C.E. requirements other than what is required for pharmacist licensure
Two hours of nuclear pharmacy-related C.E. every renewal cycle
Two hours of nuclear pharmacy-related C.E. every year
Four hours of nuclear pharmacy-related C.E. every renewal cycle
Eight hours of nuclear pharmacy-related C.E. every renewal cycle
The next of kin of any deceased licensed pharmacist owner of a pharmacy shall have a period of _____ days to comply with the processes set forth by the Board of Pharmacy for surrender of licensure.
You are working as a pharmacist at an independent community pharmacy. As you are performing the annual controlled substance inventory, you come across an opened bottle of chlordiazepoxide 10 mg capsules. The container originally contained a quantity of 500 capsules. Which of the following is true regarding taking inventory of this bottle?
Chlordiazepoxide is a C-II, so an exact count must be performed
Chlordiazepoxide is a C-IV, so an exact count must be performed
Chlordiazepoxide is a C-IV in a container that does not hold more than 1,000 capsules, so the count can be estimated
A pharmacy technician can perform a controlled substance inventory
Chlordiazepoxide is not a controlled substance and should not be included in the controlled substance inventory
• If the substance is listed in Schedule II, an exact count or measure of the contents shall be made.
• If the substance is listed in Schedule III, IV or V, an estimated count or measure may be made of the contents unless the container holds more than 1000 tablets or capsules, in which case an exact count of the contents must be made.
Which of the following choices does NOT accurately list the drug and its controlled substance schedule in this jurisdiction?
Oxycodone: Schedule II
Pregabalin: Schedule V
Chlordiazepoxide: Schedule IV
Hydrocodone and acetaminophen: Schedule II
Gabapentin: not a controlled substance
What is the maximum ratio of pharmacy interns to pharmacists in this jurisdiction that can be present at a pharmacy practice site?
Interns are exempt from ratios in this jurisdiction
In this jurisdiction, who is responsible for the distribution of Limited Purpose Schedule II Permit numbers (LPSP)?
Alabama Board of Pharmacy
Drug Enforcement Agency
National Institute of Health
The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners
The Alabama Board of Nursing
You are working at a local chain pharmacy and a patient drops off a prescription for lisdexamfetamine (Vyvanse) 30 mg capsules #30 with the instructions to take 1 capsule daily. The pharmacy does not have enough capsules to fill this prescription. The patient asks if you can fill what you have in stock now, which is ten capsules. How long do you have to dispense the remaining twenty capsules?
Schedule II prescriptions do not expire
The partial filling of a prescription for a controlled substance listed in Schedule II is permissible if the pharmacist is unable to supply the full quantity called for in a written or emergency oral prescription and he makes a notation of the quantity supplied on the face of the written prescription, written record of the emergency oral prescription, or in the electronic prescription record.
The remaining portion of the prescription may be filled within 72 hours of the first partial filling; however, if the remaining portion is not or cannot be filled within the 72-hour period, the pharmacist shall notify the prescribing individual practitioner. No further quantity may be supplied beyond 72 hours without a new prescription.