Chapter 2 - What Is A Drug?

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Drug Quizzes & Trivia

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which product can be considered both drugs and cosmetics?
    • A. 

      Fluoride toothpaste

    • B. 

      Shampoo

    • C. 

      Facial moisturizer

    • D. 

      Deodorants

  • 2. 
    Who is empowered to regulate "devices"?
    • A. 

      The FFCDA under the FDA

    • B. 

      The FDA under the FFDCA

    • C. 

      The DEA under the FFDCA

    • D. 

      The FFDCA under the DEA

  • 3. 
    True or false:  Dietary supplements are not drugs.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Into what two basic catagories do active ingredients fall?
    • A. 

      Vegetable or mineral

    • B. 

      Chemical or biologic

    • C. 

      Toxic or benign

    • D. 

      Natural or synthetic

    • E. 

      Liquid or solid

  • 5. 
    What is the definition of a chemical active ingredient?
    • A. 

      Large molecules because they are developed and manufactured by a chemical process

    • B. 

      Small molecules because they consist of small protiens or peptides.

    • C. 

      Small molecules because the chains they consist of are smaller than other naturally derived chains

    • D. 

      Large molecules because the chains they consist of are larger than other naturally derived chains.

  • 6. 
    True or false: The protien or peptide chains that are the basis of biologic active incredients are naturally derived from inorganic material.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which is NOT a common delivery method of drugs?
    • A. 

      Absorbtion

    • B. 

      Inhalation

    • C. 

      Injection

    • D. 

      The postal service

    • E. 

      Parenteral

  • 8. 
    What is pharmacokinetics?
    • A. 

      Pharmacokinetics explores what a drug does to the body/assesses the effects of a drug on the body.

    • B. 

      A conglomeration of lots of syllables that have relatively little meaning to this reading.

    • C. 

      Pharmacokinetics assesses the actions of the human body on the drug.

  • 9. 
    What does the acronym ADME stand for?
    • A. 

      Active Drug Medical Expiration

    • B. 

      It's nothing, you spelled it wrong, Beckett. You meant to write ACME, which stands for A Company that Makes Everything

    • C. 

      Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion

    • D. 

      Active Duty Medical Extension

    • E. 

      Association of Destination Management Executives

  • 10. 
    What is pharmacodynamics?
    • A. 

      Pharmacodynamics explores what a drug does to the body/assesses the effects of a drug on the body.

    • B. 

      Pharmacodynamics assesses the actions of the human body on the drug.

    • C. 

      Dynamic pharmacology. Not to be confused with less than scintellating pharmacology.

  • 11. 
    Which is NOT an example of an excipient?
    • A. 

      An ex-patriot

    • B. 

      Flavors

    • C. 

      Glidants

    • D. 

      Active ingredient

    • E. 

      Suspensing/dispersing agents

  • 12. 
    What is "mechanism of action"?
    • A. 

      The way in which an API works in the body

    • B. 

      The way in which the body acts on the API.

  • 13. 
    True or False: The class of a drug is the broadest way to catagorize a drug.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Pick the answer that contains, in order, a therapeutic area/catagory, a disease/risk factor, and a mechanism of action:
    • A. 

      Insulin, type 2 diabetes, diabetes

    • B. 

      Bacterial infection, anti infectives, anti histamines

    • C. 

      Cardiovascular, rhinitis, SSRI's

    • D. 

      Gastrointestinal, high cholesterol, hypertension

    • E. 

      Central nervous system, depression, gastrophageal reflux disease

  • 15. 
    True or false: specialty products have a narrow indication and are often prescribed by a primary care physician.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    Acute medications address:
    • A. 

      Long term illnesses or symptoms

    • B. 

      Short tem illness or symptoms

    • C. 

      Serious, acute pain

    • D. 

      Small problems that manifest with a narrow range of symptoms

  • 17. 
    An example of a branded generic drug is:
    • A. 

      Ibuprofen

    • B. 

      Advil

    • C. 

      Quindal Expectorant

  • 18. 
    What happens when the patent on a drug expires?
    • A. 

      No single source owns the manufacturing or marketing rights

    • B. 

      The company that held the patent still owns the marketing rights, but other companies are allowed to manufacture the same drug

    • C. 

      Other companies are able to market the drug, but they must buy the rights to manufacture it from the original patent-owning company.

    • D. 

      Nothing

  • 19. 
    The FDA approval for a drug is based on:
    • A. 

      Which company has the sneakiest lawyers

    • B. 

      The demonstrated safety and toxicity

    • C. 

      The balance between good and evil

    • D. 

      How many side effects the drug has with relation to how safe and beneficial it is.

    • E. 

      Evidence from clinical trials.

  • 20. 
    True or false: Physicians are allowed to prescribe drugs for off-label usage even though pharmacuetical companies are not allowed to promote such useages.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    What is the package insert?
    • A. 

      Where the patient reciept is stored in the drug container.

    • B. 

      An insert in the drug container that is identical to the FDA-approved label.

    • C. 

      A piece of paper that explains the chemical composition of the product.

    • D. 

      An insert in the drug container that contains relevent patient history as it pertains to the drug in question.

  • 22. 
    True or false: The package insert must be approved by the FDA.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    For how long is a drug patent effective?
    • A. 

      7 years from date of filing

    • B. 

      10 years from date of filing

    • C. 

      15 years from date of filing

    • D. 

      17 years from date of filing

    • E. 

      20 years from date of filing

  • 24. 
    What is the most common reason that dramatically reduces the monitary value of a drug?
    • A. 

      It gets pulled from the market.

    • B. 

      It becomes FDA approved for more than one use.

    • C. 

      It is forced to undergo more research and development.

    • D. 

      The patent expires and generics saturate the market.

  • 25. 
    At what point in the lifecycle of a drug is the drug costing more than it is bringing in?
    • A. 

      During discovery and development

    • B. 

      During the launch

    • C. 

      During the growth of the product

    • D. 

      During the maturity of a product

    • E. 

      At the point where the drug becomes obsolete.

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