Do You Know Pharmacy Law?

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Do You Know Pharmacy Law? - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which act was in reaction to the poisoning of 107 (mainly) children, and requires new drugs to be proven to be safe before marketing?

    • A.

      Alberty Food Products v. U.S.

    • B.

      Durham-Humphrey Amendment

    • C.

      Poison Prevention Packaging Act

    • D.

      Controlled Substances Act

    • E.

      Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

    Correct Answer
    E. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
    Explanation
    The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act is the correct answer because it was enacted in response to the poisoning of mainly children. This act requires new drugs to undergo testing and be proven safe before they can be marketed, in order to protect consumers from harmful substances.

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  • 2. 

    This 1950 act states that a drug's purpose must be stated on the label.

    • A.

      Alberty Food Products v. U.S.

    • B.

      Durham-Humphrey Amendment

    • C.

      Poison Prevention Packaging Act

    • D.

      Controlled Substances Act

    • E.

      Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

    Correct Answer
    A. Alberty Food Products v. U.S.
  • 3. 

    The 1962 legislation requires drug to be proven both safe and effective before marketing.

    • A.

      Alberty Food Products v. U.S.

    • B.

      Durham-Humphrey Amendment

    • C.

      Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

    • D.

      Kefauver-Harris Amendment

    • E.

      Controlled Substances Act

    Correct Answer
    D. Kefauver-Harris Amendment
    Explanation
    The Kefauver-Harris Amendment is the correct answer because it was a 1962 legislation that amended the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. This amendment required drug manufacturers to provide evidence of both safety and effectiveness before marketing their products. It was enacted in response to the thalidomide tragedy, where thousands of babies were born with birth defects due to a drug that had not been adequately tested for safety. The Kefauver-Harris Amendment aimed to strengthen the regulation and oversight of the pharmaceutical industry to ensure the safety and effectiveness of drugs on the market.

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  • 4. 

    This 1970 act requires medications to have childproof lids.

    • A.

      Alberty Food Products v. U.S.

    • B.

      Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act

    • C.

      Poison Prevention Packaging Act

    • D.

      Controlled Substances Act

    • E.

      Kefauver-Harris Amendment

    Correct Answer
    C. Poison Prevention Packaging Act
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. This act, passed in 1970, mandates that medications must have childproof lids. It aims to prevent accidental poisonings in children by making it difficult for them to open medicine bottles. This legislation has been instrumental in reducing the number of medication-related injuries and deaths among children.

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  • 5. 

    The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) was passed in the year

    Correct Answer
  • 6. 

    The Anabolic Steroid Control Act was passed in the year

    Correct Answer
    1990
    Explanation
    The Anabolic Steroid Control Act was passed in 1990. This legislation was enacted to address the increasing use of anabolic steroids and the associated health risks. It aimed to regulate the possession, distribution, and use of these substances, classifying them as controlled substances. The Act also imposed penalties for illegal possession and trafficking of anabolic steroids. By passing this law, the government sought to control the abuse and misuse of anabolic steroids, protecting the health and safety of individuals.

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  • 7. 

    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act was passed in the year

    Correct Answer
    1996
    Explanation
    The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was passed in 1996. This legislation was enacted to protect individuals' health information and ensure its confidentiality. HIPAA establishes national standards for electronic healthcare transactions, privacy, and security of health information. It also provides individuals with rights and control over their health information, including the ability to access and amend it. By setting these regulations, HIPAA aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system while safeguarding patient privacy.

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  • 8. 

    The Combat Methamphetamine Act controls primarily the sale of

    Correct Answer
    pseudoephedrine
    Psuedoephedrine
    Explanation
    The Combat Methamphetamine Act primarily regulates the sale of pseudoephedrine. Pseudoephedrine is a common ingredient used in the production of methamphetamine, a highly addictive and illegal drug. This act was implemented to restrict the availability of pseudoephedrine and reduce the production of methamphetamine. By controlling the sale of pseudoephedrine, the act aims to combat the methamphetamine epidemic and protect public health and safety. "Psuedoephedrine" is a misspelling and does not exist.

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