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With two thirds of patient-physician encounters ending with a prescription and 15% of the medical dollar allocated to drugs, physicians and patients alike will want to learn as much as possible about the role of drugs in medical practice and the nature and operation of the drug industry.
Silverman and Lee are uniquely qualified to write about this subject, both having been deeply involved in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare's Task Force on Prescription Drugs during the Johnson Administration.
They have provided a comprehensive, balanced, and consistently readable survey of drugs in medical practice, starting with a brief
Pills, Profits and Politics.. Ann Intern Med. ;81:419. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-3-419_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(3):419.
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