Texas MPJE last week... here's what I think :)

Discussion in 'Pharmacy Licensure and Exams' started by motorx, Oct 6, 2010.

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  1. motorx


    Jul 3, 2010
    Hi y'all,
    I took the Texas MPJE last week and it seems fair and straight forward. You would be expected to know all the definitions from the Texas exam blueprints like: Misbranded, adulterated, and questions regarding rph; PIC, pharmtech CE, records, responsibilities, renewal. Then you'll see question regarding off site storage; inventories and tons of questions regarding refills, and transfer of controlled drugs as well as rx for "office use". All that make up of more than half of the exams. The rest of the exam, you'll be asked about the number of people in the board, their qualifications; board inspection, application processes, etc.
    The wording in the exam is horrible. NABP probably outsource the exam writer to some guys/gals in India or China. You can obviously tell that the exam was written by somebody who is not fluent in English. Some of the questions, you can clearly see that the programmer cut the question so short that it doesn't make any sense at all.
    Anyway, after taking the Massachusetts MPJE, the California CPJE, and now the Texas MPJE I would say the Massachusetts MPJE was the easiest one of them all; Texas MPJE was fair; California CPJE was a beast. It doesn't fit to be called a Judicial exam at all since 98% of the questions were clinical (only 2-3 questions were laws related).

    For Texas MPJE, I used Lexis Nexis, Fred Brinkley and Kaplan by Cacciatore. Lexis Nexis is the law itself so unless you're a lawyer it's really boring (It costs only $30 from ecampus); The Fred Brinkley book makes more sense to read than Lexis Nexis but still it's a thick book (300+ pages). It costs over $120 (it's the most expensive book of the 3). Lastly, the Kaplan reviews by Cacciatore is the best. It's only 59 pages long, it's compact and direct to the core of what you really need to know for the Texas MPJE. However, it omitted some of the most important things about PIC, RPH, Pharm Interns, Student Intern, Pharm Tech responsibilities (they were on my exam); it also omitted the process of board inspection and board's purposes. Luckily these info. are available in both the Fred Brinkley's book and Lexis Nexis book.
    In conclusion, Fred Brinkley's book or Lexis Nexis book by itself is sufficient for Texas MPJE but they're hard to read. The Kaplan reviews is easier to read but it's insufficient. Finally, you'll need to think like a FOB to understand the FOB who writes the questions for the exam :laugh: Gosh, I hope I passed so I don't have to read that MOFO's questions again.
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  3. Placebo PRN

    Placebo PRN 5+ Year Member

    Mar 7, 2009
    Thanks for the quick synopsis!

    I managed to grab my hands on Cacciatore's 59 page gem and I'm reading that... I think I may have come upon a discrepancy on page 24, however; It says that no 90 day multiple prescriptions are allowed in Texas for C-II, but according to Texas Controlled Substance Act:

    (Sec. 481.07)

    "a prescribing practitioner may issue multiple prescriptions authorizing the patient to receive a total of up to a 90-day supply of a Schedule II controlled substance if:
    (1) each separate prescription is issued for a legitimate medical purpose by a prescribing practitioner acting in the usual course of professional practice;
    (2) the prescribing practitioner provides written instructions on each prescription to be filled at a later date indicating the earliest date on which a pharmacy may fill each prescription;
    (3) the prescribing practitioner concludes that providing the patient with multiple prescriptions in this manner does not create an undue risk of diversion or abuse;"

    Maybe I'm reading it out of context, but I hope there aren't any other discrepancies.
  4. motorx


    Jul 3, 2010
    I PASSED TEXAS MPJE:smuggrin:

    Actually what you said was right for Hospice and LTCF. I did not see that in my exam but from what I understand, the 90 days is prohibited. If you see a CII rx with 90days supply, you should pick up the phone and call the MD.
  5. rx2010

    rx2010 2+ Year Member

    Jun 6, 2009
    The 59 page study guide is not updated. It used to be not allowed, but it recently changed to allow up to 90 day supply of C-II's written on multiple prescriptions, but they have to have the earliest fill date on each one, but all 3 must be dated on the same date.

    For example... You get 3 separate C-II's for Adderall 30 mg 1 QD #30 written on January 1, 2010. The 2nd script will have written on it earliest fill date is February 1, 2010 and 3rd script will say earliest fill date is March 1, 2010.
  6. LaPharmD


    Jan 21, 2011
    According to DEA, it is not prohibited to prescribe 90 days C-II substances. It is the DUTY of pharmacist to verify and decide to accept rx. Most of time, those scripts are rejected.
  7. FlatBroke


    Jan 31, 2011
    Is anyone willing to share information on how to get the Cacciatore 59 page review for the MPJE? I'd be interested in buying a copy.

  8. tmcrph


    Jan 14, 2011
    I took the TX MPJE last week and found the test to be straightforward but tricky at times. One thing that helped me was trying to figure out the point of the questions, i.e. What are they trying to test? I used the Cacciatore 59-page guide to study and definitely recommend it if you are short on time.

    Here are areas where you should focus your studying:
    - inventory requirements
    - adulteration/misbranding
    - know who and when to counsel. Make sure you read carefully and distinguish between the offer to counsel and actually providing the counseling, also who is doing the counseling
    - transferring prescriptions, especially CS
    - Electronic prescribing
    - C2 prescribing and the new changes that were recently made
    - self-prescribing in TX
    - Who has prescribing authority (NOT naturopathic doctors)
    - Med Paks
    - Insulin in regard to the law
    - Dosing limits for CS
    - Disciplinary action
    - How many CE hours required for specific types of pharmacists and how often
    - Prescription labeling, also requirements for hospitals and ERs

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  9. ravish1130

    ravish1130 2+ Year Member

    Dec 23, 2006
    Hey tmcrph,

    Can you please tell us where did you find the 59 page Cacciatore guide?

  10. DaPhatCat

    DaPhatCat 5+ Year Member

    May 15, 2007
    Hey guys: What chapters and/or sections should I focus on when reading the Brinkley Texas Pharmacy Law Book?

  11. rocknhardplace

    rocknhardplace 2+ Year Member

    Apr 5, 2011
    Does anyone know where I can buy the gary cacciatore's book. I tried ebay and google but not much help. Thanks in advance.
  12. savella


    Jul 11, 2011

    Were you able to get any information about it? Please let me know if you get the book, will do the same. Thanks.

  13. cusasteven2512


    Jul 8, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2011
  14. GammaKeyboard


    Jul 25, 2011
    I took both the Pennsylvania and Texas MPJE and passed both, in my opinion the TX MPJE was slightly easier, it seemed to have a few more straightforward questions. Seemed like PA MPJE test writers purposely attempt to trick you on some questions.
  15. spiderman01


    Aug 2, 2011
    Do you still have the G. cacciatore? If you dont mind can i buy it from you. What version do you have is it 2011? Pls let me know. Thanks

  16. rxpeace1286


    Aug 6, 2011
    Hi, I was wondering if Brinkley's 6th edition law book will be ok to study from since I don't have much time to order the updated version. I took a law class about 2 yrs ago so I'm not sure if much has changed since then. Thank you: )
  17. rphnva


    Aug 11, 2011
    Just took Texas MPJE 12/3/11. Found out that I passed..Could have sworn I had flunked it..Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)..You will feel like you flunked when you get through. I also used Gary Cacciatorie 59p Review..It's the one I reviewed the most. I also had Lexis Nexis, some Pronopass, and Gary's Larger book, but the 59p is a gem. There's no way to ace a CAT, but I would be sure and review pro DUR, refills, transfers, Hippa,Power of Att., etc..some areas I did not review very well.:oops:
  18. Oren

    Oren Banned

    Dec 1, 2011
    If my husband get a job in Texas then we may move there. Where does one get this guide?
  19. lapharmacienne

    lapharmacienne RPh 5+ Year Member

    Jul 19, 2010
    Hi, can you share a copy of Gary's review? If not, can you please tell me how to acquire one. Thank you
  20. intellimouse

    intellimouse 7+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2007
  21. moe1258

    moe1258 5+ Year Member

    Mar 13, 2011
  22. moe1258

    moe1258 5+ Year Member

    Mar 13, 2011
    just passed the TX MPJE few days ago, the test wasnt bad at all, i think 1 week will do, i used Gary Cacciatorie 59p Review.. I also had Lexis Nexis.
  23. SWSF

    SWSF Banned

    Oct 2, 2011
    do you mind if i ask how long did you study for it? i am thinking about moving to texas
  24. lapharmacienne

    lapharmacienne RPh 5+ Year Member

    Jul 19, 2010
    Hi, I was wondering if you are willing to sell your Cacciatore review book... Thanks
  25. gastudentpharm


    Aug 26, 2010
    I am relocating to Texas soon and I have looked everywhere for these books. I can find the Lexis Nexis but no luck on the Cacciatorie. Would anyone be willing to sell their books, please? PM me if so. Thank you SO SO much
  26. pharmacists2010


    Dec 12, 2010
    hello , can I buy Kaplan guide written by Gary Cacciatore ? where can I buy ?
  27. boqibama


    Apr 25, 2012
    Hi all, Congradulations on all passing TX MPJE!
    have a question, I just went through NAPLEX/MPJE in OK, how can I get approval for sitting in TX MPJE because I am not official yet? I can not apply by using Preliminary Application form for reciprocity. Thanks
  28. Nkemjika

    Nkemjika 5+ Year Member

    Mar 20, 2012
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  29. muckal


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