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Prescription Writing and Drug Regulations MCQs with Answers

Prescription Writing and Drug Regulations MCQs

1. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is responsible for the identification and regulation of which type of drugs?
a. Dietary supplements.
b. Prescription/Rx only.
c. Controlled substances.
d. Over-the-counter (OTC).

2. Manufacturers of dietary supplements are NOT required to
a. provide truthful information.
b. guarantee ingredient safety.
c. label products as dietary supplements.
d. acquire U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval.

3. Chemically equivalent drugs share which feature?
a. Quality control.
b. Dissolution rate.
c. Amount/dose of active ingredients.
d. Contents of pharmacologically inactive ingredients.

4. Which component of the prescription is NOT always a requirement?
a. Inscription.
b. Subscription.
c. Superscription.
d. Prescriber’s DEA number.

5. The U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act of 2007 requires tamper-resistant prescription pads for prescriptions written for which patients?
a. Elderly.
b. Children.
c. Medicaid.
d. Privately insured.

6. The most common criterion used to determine the correct pediatric dose of a drug is
a. age.
b. weight.
c. gender.
d. body surface area.

7. Which system of weights and measures is currently the standard for designating drugs and preparations?
a. Metric.
b. Household.
c. Apothecary.
d. Avoirdupois.

8. In most states, dentists are NOT permitted to prescribe drugs for a condition of the
a. jaws.
b. teeth.
c. gums.
d. sinuses.

9. Which cannot be prescribed verbally?
a. Schedule I drugs.
b. Schedule II drugs.
c. Schedule III drugs.
d. Schedule IV drugs.

10. The dentist must retain an inventory of all obtained controlled substances for a minimum of
a. 1 year.
b. 2 years.
c. 3 years.
d. 5 years.

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