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July 1989

Drug Evaluations

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Boston, Mass

Arch Ophthalmol. 1989;107(7):968. doi:10.1001/archopht.1989.01070020030020

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Ophthalmologists seeking a practical reference source for the use of ocular and systemic drugs will be pleased with the new edition of the American Medical Association's Drug Evaluations. While it lacks some of the minutia of the Physician's Desk Reference, and the more comprehensive pharmacokinetic information of other texts, it is the best single reference source for clinical drug information.

"... it is the best single reference source for clinical drug information."

The book opens with several concisely written chapters that cover aspects of prescription practices, practical pharmacokinetics, drug interactions, and adverse drug reactions. Eighty chapters in all cover every drug in current use. Short discussions of disease pathogenesis and the principles of therapeutics in various diseases are included to support the discussion of specific drug indications. Particularly useful are the comparative drug evaluations. The most important adverse reactions and precautions are emphasized. Less, but still sufficient, space is devoted

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