Monthly Mailer Answers!

May 2023: What is the most expensive drug?

Zolgensma – $2,125,000

Source: https://www.goodrx.com/healthcare-access/drug-cost-and-savings/most-expensive-drugs-period


March 2023: What state was home to the first hospital pharmacy?

The answer is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

(source: https://www.express-scripts.com/pharmacy/blog/history-of-pharmacy)


January 2023: 

A certain founding father was a pharmacist before a printer and inventor. Who is this?

The answer is Benjamin Franklin. 

(source: https://www.pharmacytimes.com/view/benjamin-franklin-a-founding-father-of-pharmacy)



October 2022:  Trivia From The Past

A single snake wrapped around a staff became a medical symbol from the fifth Century BCE. 

Snake venom was often used in conjunction with other chemicals for medicines.

Unicorns were first mentioned by the ancient Greeks as a symbol of purity and grace.

Their spiraling horn was believed to have had the power to heal, especially against poisons.

Crocodiles or alligators were associated with apothecary and chemist shops. It was a way of

showing that chemist had access to the rarest & most exotic ingredients.



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