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27 Pharmacy Technician Questions and Answers by Ryan Brunner
| Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing
candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries.

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How do you verify that a prescription is valid in this line of work?

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  1. 1.

    How do you verify that a prescription is valid in this line of work?

      In today's world, fraudulent prescriptions are being passed along to pharmacies at an alarming rate. Your role as a Pharmacy Technician is often the first line of defense in spotting a fraudulent prescription. If possible, talk about any formal training that you've had in this area and how you've worked closely with your Pharmacists to help prevent these from reaching the hands of people that they shouldn't.

      Here is a sample answer: "With my current employer, I receive training on the warning signs of a fraudulent prescription. My first step when receiving a new prescription is to look at the drug and the dosage to verify it is within the norm. Then, I verify the provider that prescribed and where they are from. If any warning signs come out, it is the job of my on-staff pharmacist to work with the patient directly and to address them directly."

      Ryan's Answer

      "With my current employer, I receive training on the warning signs of a fraudulent prescription. My first step when receiving a new prescription is to look at the drug and the dosage to verify it is within the norm. Then, I verify the provider that prescribed and where they are from. If any warning signs come out, it is the job of my on-staff pharmacist to work with the patient directly and to address them directly."

      Ryan's Answer

      "During my schooling, we received training on the proper steps to verify a prescription. Red flags like a prescribing provider from far away and a new patient are things that should be brought to the pharmacists attention to address with the customer."

      Ryan's Answer

      "Working in a retail setting for many years, I have been subjected to many customers that tried passing fake prescriptions for drugs in our pharmacy. My first step when I receive a new prescription is to verify the patient and the type of drug that is prescribed. We receive yearly training on the top abused drugs and prescriptions for those drugs are heavily scrutinized by the pharmacist that I work with."

      Anonymous Answer

      "I check for different things in the prescription like the ink, watermark, Drs Dea, and NPI # Drs specialty, check what kind of drug is prescribed."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Wonderful! It sounds as though you are very careful to ensure that each prescription you receive is valid.

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