Test Your Knowledge With This Pharmacy Trivia

By Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS – Digital Pharmacist Staff

Test your pharmacy knowledge with these five pharmacy trivia questions. Let us know how you do!

  1. Which Avengers hero worked at a pharmacy before he became famous?
    1. Robert Downey Jr.
    2. Chris Evans
    3. Chris Hemsworth
    4. Mark Ruffalo
  2. Which medication is considered #1 in terms of total lifetime sales?
    1. Lipitor
    2. Synthroid
    3. Crestor
    4. Viagra
  3. Which soft drink was invented by a pharmacist?
    1. Coca-Cola
    2. Pepsi
    3. Dr. Pepper
    4. Vernors Ginger Ale
    5. All of the above
  4. True or False: After Germany lost World War I, Bayer was forced to give up the trademarks for Aspirin and Heroin as part of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.
  5. Match the medication/class to its origin of discovery or is derived from.
  a. Warfarin   __ i. Saliva of the Gila monster
  b. Byetta (extenatide)   __ ii. Madagascar periwinkle plant
  c. Vinca Alkaloids   __ iii. Spoiled sweet clover feed that was later marketed as rat poisen


  1. C. Chris Hemsworth. In fact, he sterilized breast pumps as part of his job after women returned them to the pharmacy.
  2. A. Lipitor. With data provided by IQVIA, Fierce Pharma published data that revealed Pfizer’s Lipitor remains the U.S.’ best-selling drug over the last 25 years with U.S. sales equalling $94.67 billion.
  3. E. All of the above. For more information on the discovery of Coca-Cola and Dr. Pepper, be sure to read Five Pharmacy Fun Facts
  4. True
  5. i.b; ii.c; iii.a