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The cost of 100 tablets of a particular drug is $320.00. The percentage mark up on prescriptions is 15%. What would be the retail price of 30 tablets of the drug?

A. $110.00

B. $115.40

C. $110.40

D. $108.40

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Of the needles listed below, which is the smallest?

A. 27 gauge

B. 16 gauge

C. 18 gauge

D. 19 gauge


A prescription for an antibiotic has the directions:
ii gtt AU q.i.d.
What auxiliary label should be affixed to the prescription's container?

A. Take with food

B. for the eye

C. For rectal use

D. For the ear


Prochlorperazine can be used as all of the following except:

A. Antiemetic

B. Antipsychotic

C. Antianxiety

D. Antihypertensive


A prescription calls for:
Amoxicillin 500mg PO t.i.d. X 7 days
How many capsules of 500mg Amoxicillin will you dispense?

A. 42

B. 21

C. 7

D. 30


Select the best translation of the signa:

gtt iii O.D. q3h

A. Instill three drops in the right ear three times daily.

B. Instill three drops in the left ear every three hours.

C. Instill three drops in the right eye every three hours.

D. Instill three drops in both eyes as directed.

Abbreviation list

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A drug ending in
"tidine" is considered a/an:

A. Antiemetic

B. H1 antogonist

C. H2 antagonist

D. Anthelmintic

Drug suffixes


The drug
Metronidazole comes in all but which dosage form?

A. Tablets

B. Tincture

C. Cream

D. Gel

Top 200 drugs


A prescription calls for:
Vasotec® 7.5 mg PO bid x 30 days
You have 5mg tablets in stock. How many tablets will it take to fill this prescription?

A. 150 tablets

B. 75 tablets

C. 90 tablets

D. 60 tablets


How many days will the following prescription last?

Fluoxetine Hcl 20mg #120 Sig: 2 po BID

A. 28 days

B. 30 days

C. 32 days

D. 34 days


Which of the drugs listed is an

A. Celexa®

B. Celecoxib®

C. Cellcepta®

D. Celontin®

Top 200 drugs


Of the needles listed which is the largest?

A. 27 gauge

B. 16 gauge

C. 18 gauge

D. 19 gauge


What is the brand name for

A. Clarithromycin®

B. Clarinex®

C. Claritin®

D. Claforan®

Top 200 drugs

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What should the last digit be for this DEA Number?

A. 3

B. 6

C. 7

D. 0

DEA number decoding


Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 requires pharmacists to provide:

A. Counseling to all patients

B. Generic substitutes to all patients

C. Counseling to Medicaid patients

D. Generic substitutes to Medicare patients

Federal acts and amendments


Announcing over the pharmacy intercom that Mr. Jones' erectile dysfunction medication is ready, would be in violation of the:

A. 1951 Durham-Humphrey Amendment

B. 1962 Kefauver-Harris Amendment

C. 1987 Prescription Drug Marketing Act

D. 1996 Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

Federal acts and amendments


Which of the following could an overdose of
Coumadin® be treated with:

A. Vitamin K

B. Acetylcysteine

C. Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)

D. Protamine sulfate

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Hospitals or managed health-care organizations list drugs that have been approved for use on the basis of therapeutic and economic considerations. What is the common name of such a list of drugs?

A. Therapeutic drug compendium

B. Institutional drug summary

C. Approved drug list

D. Formulary


At your pharmacy, the minimum/maximum inventory level for a particular drug is 10/12. You have 9 bottles on hand, what is the re-order quantity?

A. 2 bottles

B. 0 bottles

C. 3 bottles

D. 1 bottle


The retail prices for two prescriptions are $26.70 and $65.35. After receiving a 5% discount, the patient pays:

A. $92.00

B. $87.45

C. $87.05

D. $91.55

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