The Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry of the American Medical Association, known by this name since its organization in 1905, has been renamed the Council on Drugs. At the same time, the Council's well-known publication for describing drugs, New and Nonofficial Remedies, which has appeared in annual book form since 1907 and for many years as a regular cumulative feature of the Council's column in The Journal, is being retitled New and Nonofficial Drugs. Both changes, announced and initiated by the Council with this issue of The Journal (page 645), are intended to emphasize the primary concern of the Council with the clinical application of drugs and the expanded scope of its new program for evaluation of drugs, instituted in The Journal during 1955 and in the 1956 edition of the book.1 The publication of monograph statements on many more new drugs, which became feasible with the inauguration of
A. M. A. COUNCIL AND PUBLICATION RENAMED. JAMA. 1957;163(8):649–650. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970430039013
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