Use our South Carolina MPJE practice test to prepare for your pharmacy law exam. These online questions are scored instantly, and they include thorough explanations. Passing the multistate pharmacy jurisprudence examination is a required step in becoming a licensed pharmacist in South Carolina.
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How many intern hours (practical experience) are required for pharmacist licensure?
A pharmacist may dispense out-of-state controlled substance prescriptions given:
I. The pharmacist knows the patient, or requires proper ID and documents on the prescription
II. The pharmacist makes a good faith inquiry on the legitimacy of the prescription
III. The prescriber holds a valid DEA number in the state of the prescription, or is exempt
I and III only
II and III only
I, II, and III
Additionally, the controlled substance prescription must meet all of the requirements of a prescription and be prescribed under the regular course of practice of the practitioner. The practitioner must be entitled to issue prescriptions under South Carolina state law (i.e., a veterinarian may issue a prescription, but a chiropractor may not under SC state law). For out-of-state prescriptions, the pharmacist must follow South Carolina law no matter which state the prescription is from.
An optometrist writes for Tylenol #3 for the treatment of eye pain. Since Tylenol #3 is an analgesic, the prescription is limited to a ____-day supply.
When a prescriber calls in an emergency verbal Schedule II prescription, a written prescription must be provided to the pharmacist within what timeframe?
A written prescription is not required
A pharmacist dispenses celecoxib at an outpatient pharmacy. When is the medication guide (MedGuide) for celecoxib required to be dispensed?
Only for the first dispensing
Each time the drug is filled, including refills
The pharmacist determines if a medication guide is necessary
Only if the patient requests it
A medication guide is not required
Which of the following statements is true regarding pharmacy technicians?
A registered technician may conduct prescription transfers
A registered technician may accept call-in prescriptions for non-controlled substances
A certified technician may counsel patients
A certified technician may check a technician’s medication refill in the institutional setting
A certified technician may conduct medication therapy management
- Receiving call-in prescriptions for non-controlled substances
- Conducting prescription transfers
- Checking a technician’s medication refill in the institutional setting (tech-check-tech)
- Checking a technician’s repackaging from bulk to unit dose in the institutional setting (tech-check-tech)
A prescription for pseudoephedrine 30mg, quantity #120 tablets, was dispensed by the pharmacy. This prescription for pseudoephedrine:
Must be reported to National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx)
Must be recorded manually
Must be reported to the Board of pharmacy
Must be reported to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
Does not need to be reported
How often shall pharmacies report the dispensing of controlled substances to the State Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)?
Daily, on days open for business
Daily, 7 days a week even if the pharmacy is closed
Once a week, before end of business day Fridays
Which of the following are true statements regarding pharmacist counseling duties?
I. A pharmacist must personally offer to counsel for a new prescription
II. Written leaflets, videos, and images can be used to supplement counseling
III. A pharmacist must personally offer to counsel for all refills
I and II only
I and III only
I, II, and III
Also, patients in the hospital or emergency room are not required to be counseled. Pharmacists do not need to counsel if a patient (or caregiver) refuses the counseling.
How many times can a non-controlled prescription be transferred?
Up to 5 times
Up to 11 times in a 12-month period
Up to the number of authorized refills
Let’s say a patient has a bottle of amlodipine with 3 refills remaining. The patient can transfer the amlodipine prescription up to 3 times.