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Product information past perfect

John S Dowden
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (2): 51-52.
Published online: 15 January 2007

Does drug product information need a use-by date?

Do not rely on the Australian approved product information for up-to-date advice about drug therapy. This seems to be the main message of Stockigt’s review of entries for thyroid disease in prescribing references, which are based on the product information supplied for each drug. In some cases the information was so out of date, its recommendations were potentially harmful.1

  • John S Dowden

  • Australian Prescriber, Canberra, ACT.

Correspondence: jdowden@nps.org.au

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