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Chapter 1. Historical and Legal Issues

The origins of pharmacy began approximately 4000 years ago within this ancient civilization:

A. Europe

B. Mesopotamia

C. Greece

D. Egypt

The earliest pharmacy practice was thought to be established in the United States in the year:

A. 1646

B. 1776

C. 1804

D. 1870

The Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906 was enacted to:

A. Prohibit misbranding of foods and drugs.

B. Regulate drug distribution.

C. Regulate compounding pharmacies.

D. Ensure drug safety.

The Durham-Humphrey Amendment of 1952:

A. Codified the OTC and prescription drug classifications.

B. Mandated drug efficacy.

C. Set forth testing procedures for new drugs.

D. Required anti-tampering precautions.

Drugs that produce the highest affinity for abuse but also can be used medically are called:

A. Schedule I drugs.

B. Schedule II drugs.

C. Schedule III drugs.

D. Schedule IV drugs.

Which of the following disclosures is NOT required but can be found on an OTC label?

A. Name of the product

B. Inert and active ingredients

C. Habituation warnings

D. Expiration date

A generic drug name:

A. Is shorter than the chemical name.

B. Is used for general recognition.

C. Is also called the "nonproprietary" name.

D. All of the above.

Generic equivalent drugs can be substituted for brand-name drugs if:

A. The drug is similar in dose and strength to the brand-name drug.

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