HUGH H. HUSSEY, M.D.; JOHN D. ARCHER, M.D.
To the editor: The recent article, "Propranolol," by Dr. Howard F. Morrelli (1) discusses defects in the manufacturer's package brochure for that drug in the context of its approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although we could argue with scattered implications in the text, we acknowledge that, overall, it was a masterful dissection of the obsolete quality of the brochure. Nevertheless, a passage in the article's abstract is so disturbing that we feel compelled to comment—notwithstanding some discomfort, as editors of one medical journal in criticizing the content of another journal.
Dr. Morrelli cites the uses of propranolol
HUGH H. HUSSEY, JOHN D. ARCHER. Propranolol and Labeling. Ann Intern Med. 1973;79:608–609. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-79-4-608
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;79(4):608-609.
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