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The medicine you take


We rarely review books, but in this one Laurence and Black write clearly and authoritatively about the benefits and risks of using drugs; how new drugs are developed; the role of industry; the government control of medicines and the problems of prescribing and drug consumption. It also contains a glossary of technical terms used in the book, which is helpful for the lay reader.

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  • * by D.R. Laurence and J. W. Black, Fontana Paperback 1978, £1.25.