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The recent proliferation of texts and guides to drug therapy indicates that no arbeit has clearly hit the mark. This one, a grown-up version of the Manual of Medical Therapeutics, comes reasonably close. There are, however, some substantial problems.
In my own area of cardiovascular pharmacology, I found much with which to take issue. Consider hydralazine (pp. 336-8): If you aren't familiar with its use, you have to read almost two thirds of the section to discover that concomitant use with a diuretic is helpful. On the other hand, its use to treat hypertensive emergencies is mentioned in the very
1981 USP DI. United States Pharmacopeia Dispensing Information.. Ann Intern Med. ;95:666–667. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-5-666_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(5):666-667.
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