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Question 1: While a number of plants and Chinese herbs have been purported to ease cold symptoms, including ginger, ________, hyssop, mullein, and others, scientific studies have either not been done or have been found inconclusive.

Question 2: A review of sixteen trials of ________ was done by the Cochrane Collaboration in 2006 and found mixed results.
Echinacea pallidaEchinacea angustifoliaEchinaceaEchinacea tennesseensis

Question 3: A 2009 review found that the evidence supporting the effectiveness of ________ is mixed with respect to cough[3], and a 1999 Cochrane review found the evidence of benefit in the common cold inconclusive.

Question 4: In May 2007, 365 deaths were reported in ________, which were associated with cough syrup containing diethylene glycol.
PanamaDominican RepublicNicaraguaCosta Rica

Question 5: One trial tested two ________ cough syrups and both preparations showed a ’satisfactory response’ in 46% and 56% of children compared to 21% of children in the placebo group.
PediatricsPhysicianSpecialty (medicine)Medicine

Question 6: Many alternative treatments are used to treat the ________.
InfluenzaCommon coldSevere acute respiratory syndromeViral pneumonia

Question 7: According to the ________, at least eight mass poisonings have occurred as a result of counterfeit cough syrup, substituting inexpensive diethylene glycol in place of glycerin.
The Boston GlobeThe New York TimesThe New York Times CompanyInternational Herald Tribune

Question 8: However, a 2007 review states that, "Complementary and alternative therapies (i.e., ________, vitamin C, and zinc) are not recommended for treating common cold symptoms...
Echinacea pallidaEchinacea angustifoliaEchinacea tennesseensisEchinacea

Question 9: Antihypertensives • Diuretics • Vasodilators • Beta blockers • Calcium channel blockers • renin-angiotensin system (________, Angiotensin II receptor antagonists, Renin inhibitors)
ACE inhibitorATC code LChemotherapyAntihypertensive drug

Question 10: A cough medicine or linctus when in syrup form is a medicinal drug used in an attempt to treat ________ and related conditions.
PleurisyCoughPneumoniaICD-10 Chapter XVIII: Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings

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