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June 14, 1965

Drug Problems and the Philadelphia Plan

Author Affiliations

From the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, and its Greater Philadelphia Committee for Medical-Pharmaceutical Sciences.

JAMA. 1965;192(11):973-976. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03080240043010

The need for communication in human affairs has become increasingly apparent in the rapidly expanding complex of modern life. In the health sciences, problems relating to drug therapy have made such a need especially apparent. With this in mind, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia has established under its aegis a committee made up of representatives of the five medical and two pharmacy schools of the city and five of the leading pharmaceutical concerns of the area (Figure). This committee is charged with the establishment and maintenance of a working relationship between its members directed toward solution of some of the most serious of the problems having to do with drug production and utilization and has been called the Greater Philadelphia Committee for Medical-Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Historical  The first meeting of the Committee was held on April 18, 1963. From that date until the present (November 1964) there have been 12