Fallout of National Formulary of Unofficinal Preparations

Paul, Reid
June 2007
Drug Topics;6/18/2007, Vol. 151 Issue 12, p47
Trade Publication
The article reports on the reason of the disappearance of the "National Formulary of Unofficial Preparations" magazine in the U.S. It is believed that the publication is essential for the transition to a new industrial age and opens competition to pharmacy. "National Formulary" aims to inform retail druggists on uniform formulas to prescribe standard medications rather than secret and high priced proprietaries. However, drug companies took advantage of the new standards, and the chemists copied the preparations of the magazine. In addition, the publications made it easier for the manufacturers to send sample products, thus, calling the magazine fancy and easy names.


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