Bmj Usa: Editor's Choice

Unconventional wisdom

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 19 November 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:E248
  1. Douglas Kamerow, Editor

    From BMJ USA 2003;September:458

    Doctors spend a lot of time telling patients that there are no easy fixes. There is no substitute for regular physical activity, a sensible diet, and constant seatbelt use. Although Americans love shortcuts, there isn't a pill for everything, we say.

    Except that we may be wrong. In this issue we reprint papers and an abstract by Wald and Law (BMJ USA p 476, BMJ USA p 482, BMJ USA p 498) proposing what they call the Polypill, which would combine six commonly available medications into one chemoprophylactic tablet. If taken by …

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