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Any physician who cares for pregnant women hears the question many times each day: "Will the medicine hurt the baby?" An important issue with clear historical justification, the question is of equal concern to pharmacologists working to define margins of therapeutic safety, to therapeuticians proposing to try new drugs, and to practitioners dealing with patients addicted to agents of varying social and legal acceptability. These concerns were the basis of a postgraduate conference at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and this book stems from that experience.
Clearly some important topics are missing. Use of cardiovascular agents, anticonvulsants, radioisotopes, marijuana, antidepressants, diuretics,
Drug Use in Pregnancy.. Ann Intern Med. ;97:293–294. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-2-293_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(2):293-294.
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