Replacing an old drug with a new one.

R. P. Ferguson

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One of the constants facing the individual who practices clinical medicine is the evaluation of the continuing flow of new pharmaceutical products. It is a formidable challenge to use the most up-to-date therapeutic agents judiciously and with proper monitoring. This commentary will discuss issues for the practitioner to consider when faced with the prospect of replacing an old drug with a new one. It will attempt to develop a framework to facilitate rational decision-making in this context.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)687-690
Number of pages4
JournalConnecticut medicine
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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