Sample Questions

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

These sample questions are also available in the Demonstration Tutorial that explains the navigation and features of the computer-based testing platform.

Sample questions are available in French upon request. Please contact jurisprudence@ocpinfo.com.

1. What is the condition for sale of mupirocin ointment?

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. A physician telephones a prescription for transdermal fentanyl 25mcg/h patches with two repeats. Verbal orders for this prescription are

a) permitted with repeats as ordered.

b) not permitted without a refill interval.

c) permitted without the repeats.

d) not permitted.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. Which best describes the principle of Respect for Persons in the Code of Ethics?

a) Respect and honour the intrinsic worth and dignity of every patient.

b) Actively and positively serve and benefit the patient and society.

c) Protect patients and society from harm.

d) Be a responsible and faithful custodian of the public trust.

7. 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

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.

9. 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.

10. 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

11. Which of the following roles can be performed by a pharmacy technician?

a) Counseling a patient on a repeat prescription.

b) Transferring a drug on the Prescription Drug List (PDL).

c) Helping a patient choose an appropriate non-prescription medication.

d) Calling a physician to recommend a medication that is covered by a drug plan.

Answers: 1d, 2d, 3a, 4c, 5b, 6a, 7d, 8b, 9c, 10d, 11b