WILLIAM SIMONSON, PHARM.D.
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To the editor: I have noticed poor reproduction of the color of oral solid dosage forms on page 15 of the 1974 Physician's Desk Reference (PDR). This error was first noticed while I was demonstrating the identification of Seconal® capsules (Eli Lilly & Co.), which were represented as bright yellow capsules, rather than their actual bright red! On further investigation of 37 issues of the 1974 PDR, I found that the Seconal capsules were misrepresented in 14 of these issues (38%). The colors shown ranged from pale yellow to deep orange.
The PDR product identification section is probably the most
SIMONSON W. Off-Color Seconal®. Ann Intern Med. ;81:570. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-4-570_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(4):570.
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