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Editor's Correspondence
November 26, 2001

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Sponsorship and Drug Information—Reply

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Intern Med. 2001;161(21):2626. doi:

In reply

Drs Basch and Bonfiglio present an elegant summary of the limitations of the PDR and the lack of awareness of many health professionals about these limitations. As they suggest, optimal therapeutics depends on complete information about the dose-response relationship of medications as well as on individualizing this information to the needs and characteristics of specific patients.

These doctors' faith in private publishers and electronic models is encouraging. There is no doubt that electronic resources have multiplied since Dr Paul Insel and I discussed the potential impact of these resources in our 1996 article on this topic.1

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