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  1. Approximately $18 billion is currently spent annually on OTC medications in the United StatesT

          

  2. Sympathomimetics are frequently used as decongestants in OTC cold medications.F

          

  3. Approximately 20% of the top selling 30 prescription drugs are for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.T

          

  4. OTC stimulant products frequently contain caffeine.T

          

  5. It requires a lower dose of ibuprofen to relieve the inflammation of arthritis than to relieve a muscle-ache.T

          

  6. Antibiotics effective against many species of bacteria are classified as narrow-spectrum drugs...

          

  7. Prozac has been found to be much more dangerous for most depressed patients than other antidepressant medications.T

          

  8. Angina pectoris is caused by an excessive flow of blood to the heart.T

          

  9. Acetaminophen has antipyretic effects.T

          

  10. Pharmacists are a good source for information concerning OTC drug productsF

          

  11. Approximately 300,000 drug products are available OTC in the United States.T

          

  12. The nicotine patch is a drug product that was switched from prescription to OTC status.F

          

  13. Part of the rationale for switching prescription drugs to OTC status by the FDA is to save the public money.T

          

  14. About 1 million cases of skin cancer in the United States each year are caused by exposure to UV rays.F

          

  15. Antibiotics that kill bacteria are classified as bacteriostaticF

          

  16. There is little or no federal regulation for most herbal remedies.T

          

  17. Approximately $18 billion is currently spent annually on OTC medications in the United States.F

          

  18. Over $1 billion is spent on antacid products each year.F

          

  19. Antihistamines are the active anorexiants used in OTC diet aids.T

          

  20. Antibiotics that kill bacteria are classified as bacteriostatic.F

          

  21. OTC stimulants can cause headaches, breathing problems, and rapid heartbeat when used in high dosesF

          

  22. Excessive use of some OTC drugs can cause dependenceF

          

  23. Drugs that cure AIDS are now available.F

          

  24. Cardiovascular disease is the number one leading cause of death in the United StatesT

          

  25. OTC stimulant products frequently contain caffeineF

          

  26. Drug costs approach 15% of overall health spending in the United States.T

          

  27. Approximately 300,000 drug products are available OTC in the United StatesT

          

  28. Caffeine is able to help relieve some types of pain.F

          

  29. OTC sleep aids are often very effective in the treatment of chronic insomniaT

          

  30. Excessive use of topical decongestants can cause congestion reboundF

          

  31. Acetaminophen should not be used by children because it causes Reye's syndrome.T