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Subject General
Due By (Pacific Time) 08/11/2017 12:00 am





Question 1 (1 point)

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Use information from DTP ch 5 to answer questions 1-10.

Patent medicines (mixtures of various sorts that, despite their common referent, actually lacked legal patents)

Question 1 options:

played a crucial part in the growth of the newspaper industry.

were marketed in very different ways than the modern pharmaceutical industry.

had generic names, not brand names.

decided to give away picture cards after they saw how popular sports cards were.

could not claim to include exotic or secret ingredients.


Question 2 (1 point)

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The patent medicine known as Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound, developed in the late 1800s,

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is still available in pharmacies today

was marketed to women to treat the pain and suffering that accompany menstruation

deceived consumers by claiming Pinkham was answering their letters a full 20 years after she had died

was composed of almost 20% alcohol, despite the fact that Lydia Pinkham was active in the Prohibition movement

All of the above


Question 3 (1 point)

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The initial Pure Food and Drug Act passed in 1906

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specified that a drug's label could not be false or misleading

required that the presence and amount of 11 substances, including alcohol, heroin, and cocaine, had to be included on the label

did not apply to the claims about efficacy in curing disease

forced many companies out of business

all of the above


Question 4 (1 point)

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The story of Thalidomide is used in the book to illustrate what?

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how easy it was to falsify research results and make fraudulent claims about the safety of a drug

the devastating damage suffered by the drug industry following the exposure of a harmful drug and failed government regulation

in the past, female FDA officials were unable to wield much power in enforcing government regulations

the U.S. drug approval process can be waived if a drug is already in use in another country

drug company executives have been sentenced to jail for their involvement in promoting dangerous drugs


Question 5 (1 point)

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The pharmaceutical industry regularly contributes to the major political parties in order to receive certain benefits. Which of the following statements regarding these benefits is NOT true?

Question 5 options:

These contributions have led to tens of billions of dollars in additional profits.

Because they’re able to contribute money legally, corporate crime within drug companies is relatively rare when compared with other industries.

The pharmaceutical industry has been able to block legislation that would control prices.

Drug companies were able to encourage more favorable language regarding Medicare prescription drug benefits.

The U.S. government contributes money to the development of new drugs through tax breaks or direct subsidies.


Question 6 (1 point)

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Pharmaceutical companies silence their critics by

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making threats

running lots of ads in newspapers

paying for medical and scientific conferences

refusing to use the court system to resolve inaccuracies

All of the above


Question 7 (1 point)

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Regarding the links between the pharmaceutical industry and doctors/researchers

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fewer than 50% of authors working on clinical practice guidelines are affiliated with the pharmaceutical industry

many articles in scientific journals are written by people who are paid by the drug industry

the panel members who help select the criteria for the DSM (the standard text of psychiatric diagnoses) are prohibited from having financial ties to pharmaceutical companies

ghostwritten articles are more likely to include a discussion of negative findings on side effects

None of the above


Question 8 (1 point)

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Which of the following statements about the FDA is accurate, according to your book?

Question 8 options:

The FDA sees the pharmaceutical industry as its customer instead of an industry in need of regulation.

FDA employees generally feel safe to express their concerns.

FDA Advisory Board members must excuse themselves if they have a financial tie to the company whose product is seeking FDA approval.

The majority of FDA employees believe that the FDA provides complete and accurate information to the public.

The FDA’s research is protected from interference by the pharmaceutical industry.


Question 9 (1 point)

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Regarding the overproduction of pharmaceuticals,

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the percent of youth and young adults abusing prescription drugs is higher than marijuana

clinical trials for new drugs analyze the potential of that drug being diverted for illicit use

overprescription of drugs by physicians has been traced to advertising efforts of Big Pharma

companies who knowingly overproduce drugs that end up being diverted for illegal use are viewed as the most unscrupulous pariahs of modern civilization.

All of the above


Question 10 (1 point)

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Research on the use of pharmaceuticals as street drugs found

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African American youth are at special risk for diverted pharmaceutical drugs

there is no relationship between the illicit use of prescription drugs and the spread of diseases such as Hepatitis C

youth find these drugs appealing because they are legal

most youth who illicitly use prescription drugs don’t associate with others who do so

youth are aware of the risks of misusing prescription drugs


Question 11 (5 points)

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