Old Publications

Drugs: To Use or Not to Use. Must All Drugs Be Used?

Now finally, let us grant that all the claims made for a new drug are true, that with it we can do this or that, as alleged. There still remains the question: do we want to do all…

Drugs: To Use or Not to Use. Weighing The Evidence Offered

Progress has been made with such giant strides in recent decades that one is tempted at times to bemoan the smallness of the territories still to be conquered. But for the pharmacologist at least, whatever the feeling may…

Drugs: To Use or Not to Use

During each of the past ten years the pharmaceutical industry has produced an average of approximately 400 new products. In the most recent year of record, 1957, the number is said to have been precisely 400, and 51…