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Handbook of Substance Abuse: Neurobehavioral Pharmacology

Handbook of Substance Abuse: Neurobehavioral Pharmacology. Robert T. Ammerman, Ralph E. Tarter, Peggy J. Ott (eds). 1998. (602 pp). ISBN 0306458845 (hard). To help illuminate the causes and natural history of substance abuse disorders, and given increasing interest…

Side effects of psychotropic drugs

Managing Side Effects of Psychotropic Drugs. A Clinical Handbook for Health Care Professionals L. Kola Oyewumi, Renee de Wit Zxmaxx Communications, Suite 604, 695 Richmond St, London, ON N6A 5M8 1998/264 pp Strengths Deals with an important yet…

Legal Considerations: ‘Drugstore’ or ‘Pharmacy’?

A recent opinion reveals how the words “drugstore” and “pharmacy” may be interpreted in different ways. It also shows just how valuable the terms may be in conducting pharmacy (or drugstore) business. Facts A pharmacy signed a 20-year…

Introduction to Psychosexual Medicine

Introduction to Psychosexual Medicine.For doctors, nurses, students, and other health professionals R L Skrine (ed) Montana Press, Carlisle 1989, 211 pages If a woman patient innocently remarked, ‘I would not have your job for anything’, just as her…

Management of Helicobacter pylori

EDITORIAL – The management of H. pylori infection. Rauws, E.A.J., and van der Hulst, R.W.M. Department of Gastroenterology, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. BMJ, 316(7126): 162-163, 17 Jan. 1998. This article deals with the evidence for the…

Physician’s Guide to Drug Eruptions

Book: Physician’s Guide to Drug Eruptions Physician’s Guide to Drug Eruptions Jerome Z. Litt Parthenon Publishing, Inc, One Blue Hill Plaza, PO Box 1564, Pearl River, NY 10965 USA 1998/261 pp Overall Rating Excellent Strengths Comprehensive, current listing…

Health, Happiness and Security

Health, Happiness and SecurityThe creation of the National Health Service Frank Honigsbaum Routledge, London 1989, 286 pages Health, happiness and security describes in detail the ideas and events which led to the founding of the National Health Service…

Off-Label Promotion Approved to Limited Extent

How far will the FDA go in separating promotional activity from free speech? Before marketing any drug in the United States, a manufacturer must obtain permission from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the form of an…

Atlas Of Clinical Diagnosis

Atlas Of Clinical Diagnosis M. Afzal Mir W.B. Saunders Company, 55 Horner Ave, Toronto, ON M8Z 4X6 1995/266 pp Strengths Practical, excellent illustrations Audience Medical students and practitioners This book aims to provide medical students and practitioners with…

Book: The Facts about Drug Use

The Facts about Drug Use Dr Barry Stimmel, The Haworth Medical Press, 10 Alice St, Binghamton, NT 13904-1580, USA, 1993, 366pp Family physicians often see patients who misuse drugs. This widespread problem is the source of much hidden…