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Medical progress often brings new problems. The major expansion in drug discovery and development that began with sulfonamides and antibiotics in the thirties and forties has brought the physician therapeutic powers that could not have been predicted fifty years ago. But his tasks, although consequently simplified, have also been complicated in many ways. He is now faced with an intricate mass of data on potential adverse effects and drug interactions that he must keep in mind if he is to be a careful and responsible therapist.
Another drug problem that requires his vigilance is drug modification of laboratory-test findings. Many
Drug Effects on Laboratory Tests. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:607. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-4-607
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(4):607.
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