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—The Medical News & Perspectives articles1 addressed some controversial but important issues regarding drug use and legalization. It is important to note that the first major efforts to legalize drugs appeared in the early 1970s initiated by the National Organization for the...
Doing the right thing has never been so easy. Or, more correctly, helping people try to do the right thing has never been so popular. Certainly in the area of ethics in medicine, the last decade has seen a deluge of journals, texts, manuals, and newsletters offering us bearings for our moral...
—Dr Cunningham agrees that there is a need for a more targeted approach to lead screening. Certainly a tenet of public health is that our preventive efforts are most effective when we focus on those who are most at risk. However, how can we target in the absence of supportive data? In...
THE PERILS of Pauline are nothing to the vicissitudes that are befalling variola. The 15-year-long maneuvering involved in getting everyone to agree to destroy the remaining stocks of the world's smallpox virus—stored in the United States and in Russia—has run into yet another hitch.
TELEMEDICINE can be broadly defined as the use of telecommunications technologies to provide medical information and services. Although this definition includes medical uses of the telephone, facsimile, and distance education, telemedicine is increasingly being used as shorthand for remote...
To the Editor.
—Dr Willcox and colleagues1 defined potentially inappropriate drugs for the community-dwelling elderly and then measured their frequency of use in such a population. We feel the authors made unsubstantiated claims in their title, methods, and conclusion. We found the title...
—To determine the characteristics and the cause of an outbreak of gastroenteritis associated with eating raw oysters.
—Survey of groups of persons reporting illness to the health department after eating oysters; survey of convenience sample of oyster harvesters; and tracing...
—Like some correspondents, we have prescribed from our list of contraindicated drugs, sometimes appropriately. Why refuse a dying patient's request for propoxyphene? But in reviewing our own charts we found far more instances of ill-considered prescribing of inappropriate drugs....
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