Reviews & Views

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…

Refusal to Fill

The Court concluded that the duty to consult with a patient arises only when the pharmacist receives a prescription order—but is it that simple? Should a pharmacist be held liable when a patient is harmed because the pharmacist…

Drug Therapy. Decision Making Guide

James McCormack, Glen Brown, Marc Levine, Robert Rangno, John Ruedy W.B. Saunders Company, 55 Horner Ave, Toronto, ON M8Z 4X6 1996/550 Strengths Evidence-based approach for making drug therapy decisions Weaknesses Missing key information Audience Any clinician who prescribes…