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CDER Slide Show Quiz: Answers

  1. The FDA is the oldest federal agency dedicated to consumer protection.  True
  2. Events that have killed or injured thousands in the United States have spurred lawmakers to ensure that safer drugs are brought to market.  True
  3. During the 19th century, most drugs were manufactured in the United States. False
  4. The early underpinnings of biological therapeutics occurred between 1880 and 1900. True
  5. Lawmakers exposed the abuses of medicinal remedies manufactured by corrupt chemists.   False 
  6. The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938 required proof of safety, authorized inspections and outlawed false claims.  True
  7. Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee investigated the practices of the pharmaceutical industry and these hearings resulted in important new drug amendments to further insure the safety of drugs.  True
  8. The Orphan Drug Act authorizes the FDA to develop drugs to combat rare diseases affecting more than 500,000 people.   False
  9. Early drug containers might have no labels and lacked standard terminology about these products.  True
  10. Because new medicines require huge investments in time and money, the FDA has developed a Critical Path Initiative to reduce the time, cost and uncertainty of drug development.  True
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