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Fun Quiz on General Pharmaceutical Facts - Patient Level Data, PMSA 2007

1. In 2006, ethical prescription drug sales in the United States totaled about $275 billion. How much in additional sales are typically lost due to patient non-compliance?
CORRECT ANSWERS:

1.  $43 billion




2.  50%




3.  65 cents



4.  3.4 billion




5.  Fewer than 2




6.  60%



7.  18



8.  1 to 2




9.  15%




10. $39 billion



11. 55,000




12. 101



13. 45 million




14. 1



15. 25,000

$23 billion $43 billion
2. What percentage of prescriptions written for chronic diseases are never picked up?
25% 50%
3. How much of every dollar spent on health care for U.S. seniors is funded by Medicare and Medicaid?
40 cents 65 cents
4. How many prescriptions were written in the United States in 2005?
2.4 billion 3.4 billion
5. In a given year, the average patient picks up scripts from ___ different pharmacies.
More than 3 Fewer than 2
6. What percentage of Americans receive healthcare coverage from their employers?
42% 60%
7. How many new molecular entities (NMEs) did the FDA approve in 2006?
18 28
8. In 2006, what was the ratio of hospital to retail drug sales?
1 to 10 1 to 2
9. In the United States, biotech products made up what percentage of prescription drug sales in 2006?
15% 30%
10. In 2006, the top ten pharmaceutical brands combined for $60 billion in global sales. How much of these sales come from drugs that will lose patent protection by the end of 2011?
$39 billion (or 63%) $25 billion (or 42%)
11. There are ___ pharmacies in the United States.
55,000 85,000
12. In the twelve months leading up to June 2006, how many prescription drugs achieved sales of $1 billion or more?
101 71
13. How many people are currently enrolled in Medicare Part D?
45 million 65 million
14. How many drugs are FDA-approved solely for treatment in African-Americans?
1 3
15. How many cardiologists are there in the United States?
25,000

15,000

YOUR SCORE:

Sources: (1) Aviel Shatz, PMSA.2002 and IMS Health, (2) American Heart Association, (3) Medical News Today, (4) National Association of Chain Drug Stores, (5) Bayser Consulting, (6) Wall Street Journal, (7) IMS Health, (8) Bayser Consulting, (9) IMS Health, (10) Express Scripts and IMS Health, (11) National Association of Chain Drug Stores, (12) Chemical & Engineering News, (13) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, (14) Wall Street Journal, (15) American Medical Association.

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