Delivering drugs and making the BMJ less boringBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7286.0 (Published 10 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:0
A good drug poorly delivered is diminished. (Similarly diminished is good health care poorly delivered, as the US's Institute of Medicine reported last week (p 572).) In the case of drugs the importance of delivery is one of the early lessons in a pharmacology course, but it's a topic that doesn't crop up as much as it should in a general medical journal. In this week's BMJ it does.
A group from Croydon has been looking at the delivery of zanamivir, the anti-influenza drug, in elderly people (p 577). It is …
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