MPJE Practice Exam


The MPJE, which is also known as the Pharmacy Law Test, is a pharmacy law exam which you must pass in order to become a licensed pharmacist. MPJE questions cover federal drug laws as well as the laws and regulations of the specific state that you are testing for. Our free MPJE practice questions will help with your review of the federal laws and regulations. Try these 10 sample questions on our MPJE Practice Exam to see if you are prepared for your test.

MPJE Practice Test

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Question 1
What is the main purpose of the Phase 3 clinical trial for a new drug?
A
To evaluate the drug's safety on laboratory animals.
B
To determine the adverse effects and proper dosage.
C
To determine the drug's effectiveness versus the effectiveness of a placebo.
D
To determine whether the drug can be safely given to humans.
E
To assess the marketability of the drug.
Question 1 Explanation: 
Phase 3 studies involve large groups of patients, and are usually conducted as double-blind procedures. The main purpose is to evaluate the drug's effectiveness against a control group of patients that are given a placebo.
Question 2
What is the term for a pharmaceutical agent that has been developed specifically to treat a rare medical condition?
A
Orphan drug.
B
Targeted drug.
C
Type 3 drug.
D
Type N drug.
E
Subsidized drug.
Question 2 Explanation: 
Orphan drugs are for rare diseases, which means the disease effects less than 200,000 people in the US. The Orphan Drug Act of 1983 is meant to encourage companies to development drugs for these diseases.
Question 3
What is the correct order for the 3 segments of the NDC code?
A
Package Segment, Labeler Code, Product Segment.
B
Product Segment, Labeler Code, Package Segment.
C
Labeler Code, Package Segment, Product Segment.
D
Package Segment, Product Segment, Labeler Code.
E
Labeler Code, Product Segment, Package Segment.
Question 3 Explanation: 
The NDC is a unique 10-digit identifier assigned to each medication. It has 3 segments: The Labeler code identifies the company that manufactures or distributes the drug. The Product segment identifies the strength, dosage form, and formulation. The Package segment identifies the form and size of the package.
Question 4
A drug is found to be under-strength, although it is not used to treat a life-threatening disease.  What type of recall will be required?
A
Class I.
B
Class II.
C
Class III.
D
Class IV.
E
No recall will be required.
Question 4 Explanation: 
Class I recalls are for dangerous or defective products that may cause serious harm. Class II recalls are for products that may cause a temporary health problem. Class III recalls are for products that are unlikely to cause any health problems.
Question 5
After a prescription has been filled and dispensed, who is the legal owner of the prescription?
A
The customer.
B
The pharmacist.
C
The pharmacy.
D
The state board of pharmacy.
E
The prescription must be shredded immediately.
Question 5 Explanation: 
It is legally owned by the pharmacy and should not be given to the patient. A copy of the prescription should be offered if the patient requests it.
Question 6
For a drug to be considered Pharmaceutically Equivalent, all of the following must be true EXCEPT
A
Identical amounts of the same active ingredient.
B
Identical strength or concentration.
C
Same route of administration.
D
Same excipients.
E
Same dosage form.
Question 6 Explanation: 
The excipient is the inactive substance that carries the active ingredients, and they do not need to be identical for a drug to be a pharmaceutical equivalent.
Question 7
Which of the following would not be a privacy violation under HIPPA? I. Leaving an extensive message regarding a prescription with the patient's spouse. II. Allowing a pharmaceutical sales rep to review the prescription files of only the patients who use the firms products.  III. Mailing a prescription reminder to a patient in a sealed envelope.
A
I only.
B
III only.
C
I & II only.
D
II & III only.
E
I, II, & III.
Question 7 Explanation: 
HIPPA allows only allows you to leave a message that contains the minimally necessary information. A pharmaceutical sales rep would never be allowed to review a patients file. Mailings are okay if they are in a sealed envelope.
Question 8
There is positive evidence that a new drug could create a risk to the human fetus based on investigational studies.   However, the potential benefits of the drug may still justify use of the drug in pregnant women despite these possible risks.  What pregnancy category would this drug be classified in?
A
Category A.
B
Category B.
C
Category C.
D
Category D.
E
Category X.
Question 8 Explanation: 
Category A drugs are the safest for pregnancy and Category X are the most dangerous.
Question 9
Heroin would be classified as which type of controlled substance?
A
I
B
II
C
III
D
IV
E
V
Question 9 Explanation: 
Schedule I controlled substances are those with a high potential for abuse, no accepted medical use, and a lack of accepted safety information.
Question 10
Which of these would be classified as Schedule III controlled substances? I. Anabolic Steroids  II. Marinol  III. Morphine
A
I only.
B
III only.
C
I & II only.
D
II & III only.
E
I, II, & III.
Question 10 Explanation: 
Morphine is a Schedule II controlled substance.
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About the MPJE Exam:
The MPJE, or Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination, is administered by the NABP. It is a 2-hour exam that consists of 90 multiple choice test questions. It is challenging test, so make sure you spend plenty of time on your test prep. Our MPJE practice test is a great place to start.