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February 21, 1959


Author Affiliations

College of Medicine The Ohio State University Columbus 10.

JAMA. 1959;169(8):849. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000250067020

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To the Editor:—  I wholeheartedly agree with the comment by Dr. S. P. Leinbach (J. A. M. A.169:69 [Jan. 3.] 1959) regarding the excellent help available to practicing physicians, if they will only take advantage of it. The A. M. A. Council on Drugs is one of the best sources of sound information that physicians can get on the tremendous number of new drugs that are now being offered by fast-talking detailmen and flamboyant advertisements from even the best pharmaceutical companies. Good medicine cannot be practiced if physicians do not give careful attention to the choice of the drugs they use. New drugs are carefully scrutinized by the Council on Drugs. Reports are made frequently in The Journal and are included for description in New and Nonofficial Drugs. New drugs are so well appraised by the Council on Drugs and the reports are so well made on them

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