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May 20, 1968

AMA Drug Evaluations

JAMA. 1968;204(8):702-710. doi:10.1001/jama.1968.03140210056014

A New Book on Drugs  The American Medical Association's Council on Drugs announces a new publication on drugs designed to provide an improved service to the medical profession. From its inception in 1905, the Council on Drugs (originally called the Council on Pharmacy and Chemistry) has encouraged rational therapy by providing authoritative and unbiased information on drugs. Throughout its long history, the Council has modified its drug evaluation programs in accordance with new developments in the drug field, and it has continued to alter the concepts and format of its publications to reflect the changing needs of the physician. Its earlier evaluation program had been limited to those drugs considered to have well-established clinical usefulness, but in 1955 this program was expanded to consider all commercially available, newer single-entity drugs. The older books published by the Council— New and Nonofficial Remedies, New and Nonofficial Drugs, and, more recently, New Drugs