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Monitor drug trafficking in the United States. d. Regulate the cost of controlled substances in the United States. 2. According to the Controlled Substance Act, what schedule is methylphenidate categorized in? a. Schedule I. b. Schedule II. c. Schedule III. d. Schedule IV. 3. What DEA form should be used by a practitioner to apply for DEA Registration? a. DEA Form 222. b. DEA Form 223. c. DEA Form 224. d. DEA Form 71. 4. Under which of the following circumstances may a Schedule II prescription be faxed to a pharmacy? a. If the patient is in a hospice program. b. If the patient is under 6 years old. c. If the patient is in the emergency room. d. If the patient is over 85 years old. 5. Which of the following is NOT considered prescription misuse by a patient? a. Taking higher doses than prescribed. b. Taking opiates long-term. c. Used for purposes other than prescribed use. d. Skipping doses/hoarding drug. 6. Which of the following is NOT a common characteristic of a drug abuser? a. Assertive personality, often demanding immediate action. b. Will often request a specific controlled drug and is reluctant to try a different drug. c. Refills pain medication late. d. May exaggerate medical problems and/or simulate symptoms. 7. Which of the following is NOT something that should be done when confronted by a suspected drug abuser? a. Dispense drugs just to get rid of drug-seeking patients. b. Document exam results and questions you asked the patient. c. Request picture ID, or other ID and a Social Security number. Photocopy these documents and include in the patient’s record. d. Call a previous practitioner, pharmacist or hospital to confirm patient’s story. 8. All of the following are general principles of responsible controlled substance prescribing EXCEPT: a. Informed consent. b. Periodic review. c. Treatment plan. d. Answers to patient questions about insurance coverage. 9. Which of the following pieces of information does NOT need to be added to the patient’s medical record when performing controlled substance evaluations? a. Diagnostic, therapeutic, and laboratory results. b. Evaluations and consultations. c. Insurance coverage. d. Treatment objectives. 10. When counseling patients on proper use of controlled substances, all of the following should be conveyed to the patient EXCEPT: a. Never use medicines after the expiration date. b. Never share medicines with others. c. Transdermal patches may be worn in MRI scanners. d. Do not take medication with alcohol or other sedatives. Answers: 1.A 2.B 3.C 4.A 5.B 6.C 7.A 8.D 9.C 10.C Page 8