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Introductory sections 

Introductory sections
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Introductory sections
Author(s):

Richards Duncan

, Jamie Coleman

, John Reynolds

, and Jeffrey Aronson

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199562855.003.0010
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date: 15 October 2019

Prescribing

The drug history 2

Writing a prescription 5

Generic drugs and biosimilars 6

Repeat prescriptions 7

‘Off-licence’ drugs 8

Cautionary and advisory labels 9

Some basic concepts

The World Health Organization (WHO) essential medicines list 10

Compliance, adherence, and concordance 11

Guidelines 12

Dose–response curves (concentration–effect curves) ...

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