J. G. BOHORFOUSH, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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To the editor: All my enthusiasm for the excellent article "Naloxone" by Dr. Martin in the December issue (Ann Intern Med 85:765-768, 1976) evaporated when I came to the words "unapproved uses." Why is this admonition included? Does this imply that I should not use the drug, permitting a patient to die and be guilty of murder? If this is so, my reading the article is an academic exercise in futility. The detail man, as well as the Physicians' Desk Reference, has given me all of the approved indications, and the practice of reading journals the past 46 years for
BOHORFOUSH JG. Unapproved Uses of Drugs. Ann Intern Med. ;86:652–653. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-86-5-652
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;86(5):652-653.
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