Views & Reviews Drug Tales and Other Stories

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BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 22 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:1098
  1. Ike Iheanacho, editor, Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
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    He died in 1993. His book was published more than 40 years ago, has long been out of print, and isn't widely known. So, how could he still be saying anything relevant about a field as dynamic as drugs?

    Brian Inglis's Drugs, Doctors and Disease: A Survey of the Pharmaceutical Industry appeared midway between the thalidomide scandal and the UK's Medicines Act 1968, which provided a crucial brake on drug company activities. It is worth reflecting on just how bad things had been. Facing little or no …

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