Pharmacy Trivia: How Much Do You Really Know?

  1. Which soft drink was not invented by a pharmacist?
    1. Coke
    2. 7-Up
    3. Pepsi
    4. Dr. Pepper
  2. Where is the name warfarin derived from?
  3. True or False: Exenatide (Byetta) is derived from the saliva of the Gila Monster?
  4. What class of medication are derived from the Madagascar periwinkle plant?
  5. Which founding father was a pharmacist before he was ever a printer or a statesman?
  6. Fill In The Blank: In the year 1897, Dr. Felix Hoffmann was successful in synthesizing ____ which is the active ingredient in ____.
  7. In what form was aspirin first sold?
  8. After Germany lost World War I, Bayer was forced to give up what two trademarks as part of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919?
  9. True or False: Barry Marshall tested his theory himself. In his case, his studies were regarding Helicobacter pylori as the cause of most peptic ulcers and gastritis. He drank a broth of the bacteria, which had been cultured in his lab, to prove his theory.
  10. True or False: The word placebo originated from the Latin phrase for I shall please. 



1. B 2. WARF (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation) 3. True 4. Vinca Alkaloids 5. Benjamin Franklin 6. Acetylsalicylic Acid (ASA), Aspirin. 7. Powder 8. Aspirin & Heroin 9. True 10. True