Preface for the first issue
This book is published to give infor
mation that is really useful for medical consumers in distinguishing good
drugs and bad drugs among many drugs, and in rational use of rational
(1) To make this book to be really useful for patients:
We think that
patients want not only to be free from pain and other symptoms but also to
be recovered completely as soon as possible.
(2) Evidence-based information:
We are searching
scientific evidences systematically, which meet those medical consumer's
needs. And based on these evidences, we analyze the real quality of drugs
and provide such information to you.
(3) We intend to make this book a really useful one, which meet the needs of medical consumers.
So it will also meet the needs of
health care workers who do want to select good drugs, to use drug
rationally and to make medical practices conscientiously: good information
for patients is good for medical
(4) We provide information from abroad:
We have to watch Japanese drugs by the global standards. So we need information from abroad to compare Japanese medicines and medical practices with global standards.
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