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January 19, 1924


JAMA. 1924;82(3):222-223. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650290052021

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Inconsiderate Use of New Drugs  Dr. A. Richaud, professor of therapeutics and pharmacology at the Faculté de médecine of Paris, has published in the current number of the Journal de médecine et de chirurgie pratiques an instructive article on the inconsiderate use of new drugs. After recalling that the misuse of new drugs had recently been the subject of severe criticism at the hands of Professor Arnozan of Bordeaux, Dr. Damey (The Journal, Feb. 10, 1923, p. 417, and Feb. 24, 1923, p. 566) and Dr. L. Cheinisse, Richaud expresses himself thus: "That a clinical professor, a practitioner and a medical journalist have, within a few months, been impelled to speak or write on this subject, is pretty good evidence that the misuse is real; that it is not without danger, and that there may be cause for alarm."Quoting from the information that Cheinisse recently gave in the Presse

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