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Paper in BMJ influenced prescribing of minocycline

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7124.72a (Published 03 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:72
  1. John J Ferguson, Medical directora,
  2. Martin G V Jenkins, Deputy director of pharmaceutical advisory servicesa,
  3. Joanne Field, PACT analysta
  1. a Prescription Pricing Authority, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6SN

    Editor—In January 1996, Gough et al reported the potential adverse effects of minocycline1; an editorial in the same issue amplified the position.2 Their paper highlighted the fact that minocycline is the most widely prescribed systemic antibiotic for acne, and one for which no resistance has yet been described. They noted, …

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