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Self-Assessment Answers for Section 1: Best Practices for Prescribing Controlled Substances
1 . In the United States, approximately how many non-medical users of pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives got their prescription drugs from a friend or relative for free?
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2 . What two competing needs must the CSA and regulators attempt to balance?
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3 . Which attribute of some drugs with legitimate therapeutic uses increases their likelihood of being abused?
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4 . Drugs in which schedule are deemed to have a high potential for abuse or dependence but also have a currently accepted medical use in the US?
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5 . The duration of action of ER/LA opioids is typically ______________.
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6 . Uncomfortable or unpleasant side effects (aside from constipation) may potentially be reduced by which two approaches?
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7 . What drug class has largely replaced barbiturates as treatment for anxiety and muscle spasms?
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8 . If a physician is filling in for another physician in another state as part of a locum tenens arrangement, the substitute physician can legally prescribe controlled substances as long as he or she is legitimately registered with the DEA in his or her home state.
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9 . In an emergency, a prescriber may phone or electronically submit a prescription for a Schedule II drug to a pharmacy, but must follow up with a written prescription within 7 days.
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10 . Although initially thought to be less prone to induce tolerance and dependence than barbiturates, benzodiazepines are now recognized to be just as liable to diversion and abuse.
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11 . Nonpharmacologic therapies for pain treatment
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12 . Increased monitoring of patient response is essential during opioid dose initiation, upward titration, rotation, and addition of other central-nervous system depressants because
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13 . For which of the following pain conditions are ER/LA opioids indicated?
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14 . Which of the following is true of potential drug-drug interactions with opioids?
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15 . Name one (1) way patients should be monitored for adherence to medical direction during long-term opioid therapy?
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16 . Which of the following is one (1) indication for take-home naloxone with opioid prescription?
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17 . Urine drug testing as a monitoring measure can tell the clinician which of the following:
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18 . Medication-Assisted Treatment is primarily used for treating
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19 . Which of the following is NOT a practice that clinicians can use to minimize diversion of controlled substances?
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20 . Acamprosate is a medication that can be used in the treatment of
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