Sample Questions

The following is a sampling of examination questions from various sections of the exam. The exam is a multiple choice format with the one best possible answer from a choice of three or four possible options.


1. What is the condition for sale of ibuprofen 200 mg tablets (immediate release) when sold in a package size of 30 tablets?

a) May be sold in any retail outlet.

b) May be sold from the self-selection area of the pharmacy.

c) Requires professional intervention from the pharmacist.

d) Requires a prescription.


2. What is the condition for sale for tincture of Iodine 5% topical?

a) May be sold in any retail outlet.

b) May be sold from the self-selection area of the pharmacy.

c) Requires professional intervention from the pharmacist.

d) Requires a prescription.


3. A patient presents a prescription for an anti-arrhythmic medication with two repeats from a physician licensed in another Canadian province. Using professional judgement, the pharmacist may

a) dispense the prescription but not the refills.

b) dispense the prescription including the refills.

c) not dispense the prescription unless it is co-signed by an Ontario physician.

d) not dispense the prescription under any circumstances.


4. What fee will Ontario Drug Benefit (ODB) reimburse a pharmacy for a product not listed in the ODB Formulary/CDI??

a) $8.40

b) $6.11

c) $2.00

d) $0.00


5. Which of the following situations is considered professional misconduct?

a) Failing to provide a prescription delivery service

b) Offering a store coupon for purchasing OTC merchandise

c) Failing to keep records on dialogue regarding all non-prescription drugs

d) Returning a previously dispensed drug to stock for reuse


6. If a pharmacy uses a compliance aid such as a Dosett®, what information must be included on the label?

a) An auxiliary label reading, "In case of emergency please call your local poison control centre".

b) The lot numbers and expiry dates of the packaged drugs.

c) Identification and description of the contents.

d) A medication administration record for signing off each dose dispensed.


7. According to the Drug and Pharmacies Regulation Act, what information should go on the prescription label for a patient's prescription?

a) The patient's address.

b) The expiry date of the drug.

c) The prescription identification number.

d) The address of the prescribing physician.


8. Who is represented on the Council of the Ontario College of Pharmacists?

a) Elected public and pharmacist members, and the Registrar of the Ontario College of Pharmacists.

b) Appointed public members, elected pharmacist and pharmacy technician members, and the Deans of the Faculties of Pharmacy.

c) Appointed health care professionals, elected pharmacist members, and the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy.

d) Elected health care professionals and pharmacists, and the Registrar of the Ontario College of Pharmacists.


Answers: 1a, 2b, 3b, 4d, 5d, 6c, 7c, 8b