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In general, drugs have more than one effect on an organism.

Modern day investigators have no difficulty proving a new drug to be safe for human use; their only problem is proving efficacy.

It is difficult to prove a new drug effective because differences in individual responses to a drug often obscure test results.

Two drugs are said to be _________ if their combined effect is greater than the algebraic sum of their individual effects.

a. effective
b. synergistic
c. potent
d. antagonistic
e. additive
Food and Drug Administration
Research on dangerous narcotic and experimental drugs is overseen by:

a. Food and Drug Administration
b. Public Health Servic
c. Drug Enforcement Administration
d. Federal Trade Commision
Drug A is more efficacious than drug B
Drug A and Drug B both relieve nausea. It takes 5 milligrams of A to provide 50% relief and 10 milligrams of A to provide 100% relief. On the other hand, only 3 milligrams of B provide 80% relief but 100% relief cannot be provided at any dosage of B. In relieving nausea:

a. Drug A is more efficacious than drug B
b. Drug B is more efficacious than drug A
c. Drugs A and B are equally efficacious
d. efficacy cannot be determined from the information given.
With regard to drug legislation, laws requiring drugs be labeled and manufactured according to standards were passed before laws requiring drugs to be safe.

schedule I
Drugs that can only be used for research purposes and cannot be prescribed by a physician are designated as:

a. schedule I
b. schedule I and II
c. schedule V
d. schedule IV and V
e. none of the above; such drugs are not on the schedule
The branch of pharmacology concerned with drugs used to prevent disorders and treat disease is:

a. pharmacotherapeutics
b. pharmacodynamics
c. pharmacokinetics
d. toxicology
all drugs are potentially harmful
Which of the following is/are true?

a. all drugs are potentially harmful
b. most drugs have only one effect
c. most drugs cure the disease they are administered for
d. all of the above are true
4 days
A drug with a half-life of 2 days will be at least 60% eliminated from the system in:

a. 1 day
b. 1.2 days
c. 2 days
d. 2.4 days
e. 4 days
f. more than 4 days