Reviews & Views

Drug-induced hepatotoxicity

Drug-induced hepatotoxicity Ed by RG Cameron, G Feuer, FA de la Iglesia, 681 pp, ISBN 3 540 60201 1, Berlin: Springer Verlag 1996 The editors of this splendid volume have invited an international array of contributors to cover…

Mistake or Wanton Disregard?

The standard for showing wanton disregard is much higher than for a negligent mistake. T here should be no doubt that pharmacists and pharmacies will be held liable in a civil lawsuit when a dispensing error causes patients…

The gastritis would be better treated with antibiotics?

A new study suggests that gastritis would be better treated with antibiotics than potent acid-reducing drugs, which the researchers say can do more harm than good in certain cases. The study‚Äôs conclusion wanders astray from the common treatment…

Laparoscopic-assisted colectomy

THE QUESTION For patients with colon cancer, is laparoscopic- assisted surgery preferable to traditional, open-colon surgery? PAST STUDIES of laparoscopic-assisted colectomy (LAC) have rarely focused on patients who were being treated for cancer, have assessed only the short-term…