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John S Dowden
Med J Aust 2007; 186 (9): 484.
Published online: 7 May 2007

In reply: The publications reviewed in Stockigt’s article1 are compendia of product information (PI). Their currency therefore relies on manufacturers keeping the PI up to date. A short scan quickly shows that the PI of some brands has apparently not needed amending for more than 5 years. Examples include certain brands of digoxin (last updated in 2000), roxithromycin (2000), levamisole (1999), levocabastine (1998), pindolol (1993) and ergometrine (1991).

  • John S Dowden

  • Australian Prescriber, Canberra, ACT.

Correspondence: jdowden@nps.org.au

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