Try out our Minnesota MPJE practice test to prepare for your pharmacy law exam. It features a variety of challenging questions along with answers and detailed explanations. Passing the Minnesota MPJE is a required step for pharmacist licensure in this state.
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Which of the following tasks is a function of a pharmacy technician?
Preparing and mixing intravenous drugs
Counseling a patient on a drug
Interpreting a prescription
Counseling a patient on an immunization
Taking personal charge of the pharmacy while the pharmacist is not present
A pharmacist enters into an Opioid Antagonist Protocol with a physician in order to issue prescriptions for naloxone. To whom may the pharmacist dispense naloxone?
I. The individual patient
II. A family member of the individual at risk
III. A friend of the individual at risk
I and II only
I and III only
II and III only
I, II, and III
A central service pharmacy filled a new prescription, and then the originating pharmacy dispensed the prescription directly to the patient. In this situation, which pharmacy is responsible for counseling the patient?
The central service pharmacy
The originating pharmacy
Both the central service pharmacy and the originating pharmacy are jointly responsible
The patient can choose whether to receive counseling from the central service or the originating pharmacy
Counseling is not required if a central service pharmacy is used
An optometrist may NOT prescribe which of the following medications in Minnesota?
Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
A pharmacist receives a written prescription for alprazolam from an out-of-state nurse practitioner. The issue date for the prescription is 1 week ago. The nurse practitioner is licensed to prescribe controlled substances in the state in which the prescription was issued and holds a valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number. May the pharmacist fill this prescription?
Yes, the pharmacist may fill the prescription
Yes, but only after calling the prescriber office to validate the prescription
No, this prescription is not valid because nurse practitioners cannot prescribe controlled substances
No, this prescription is not valid because it is from an out-of-state prescriber
No, the prescription is not valid because it has expired
Drugs donated to the Minnesota Prescription Drug Repository Program shall have an expiration date of at least ____ months after the date the drug was donated.
No limit exists
A pharmacist receives an electronic prescription order for Prilosec. The electronic prescription does not indicate to “dispense as written”. The pharmacist:
Must dispense the drug order as brand Prilosec
May substitute to the generic omeprazole, without disclosing the substitution to the purchaser
May substitute to the generic omeprazole after notifying the substitution to the purchaser and the purchaser agrees
Must dispense generic omeprazole even if the purchaser objects
Cannot fill this order until the pharmacist obtains clarification from the prescriber
The pharmacist must notify the purchaser that the generically equivalent drug was dispensed. If the purchaser objects and requests the brand name drug, the pharmacist would then dispense the brand name drug.
A pharmacist may administer the influenza vaccine to eligible individuals who are at least what age?
3 months old
6 months old
6 years old
13 years old
18 years old
For example, a store may have their own policy that pharmacists can only administer immunizations to adults 18 and older, and not to children.