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Curtis et al1 present evidence that voluntary human immunodeficiency virus antibody testing and counseling for intravenous (IV) drug users is a desirable addition to methadone maintenance treatment programs. However, we are concerned by the authors' conclusion that "in the...
THE Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Division of Cytokine Biology recently held a workshop to explore the clinical uses of hematopoietic growth factors (HGF), the hormonelike proteins that control the development and differentiation of blood cells (See From the FDA, page 1296).
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The Photo/Essay "Visual Loss Following Intranasal Corticosteroid Injection" by Drs Johns and Chandra1 in the April 28 issue of JAMA was a striking example of documentation of an extremely rare but potentially catastrophic sequela of intraturbinal corticosteroid injection. The...
Errors occurred in the Obituary for John Franklin Kenward, MD, published in the June 23/30 issue of The Journal (1989;261:3530). On page 3530, column 2, the first sentence of the obituary should have read as follows: "John Franklin Kenward, MD, associate professor emeritus of psychiatry [not...
In recent years there has been an extraordinary amount of national attention to issues of physician negligence and medical malpractice. Reports on malpractice suits have not been limited to professional journals but have found their way into the public press and television programs. The focus of...
For more than a decade, professional liability, often inappropriately labeled "malpractice," has bedeviled all physicians regardless of their specialty or indeed their recognized competence. Critics repeatedly charge the profession with failing to deal with the problem, while at the same time...
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