In April 1962, Consumers' Association published the first issue of a British edition of the American Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics. A year later, formal ties with the parent journal were severed, the title was changed, and Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB) was launched. Initially, articles in DTB were brief (each around 500 words), references few (rarely more than five) and the circulation around 5,000. Gradually, articles and reference lists have lengthened, and our circulation has grown to 130,000 (a figure bolstered by bulk purchasing agreements with Departments of Health, or their equivalents, in the UK and Eire).
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