THE National Formulary Antianemia Preparations Advisory Board was established April 17, 1959. This Board consists of 5 members, Dr. Steven O. Schwartz, Chairman; Dr. Anita B. Robbins, Secretary; Dr. Paul S. Hagen; Dr. Wayne Rundles, and Dr. Louis R. Wasserman. Preparations intended for treatment of pernicious anemia by oral administration require approval of this Board.
One N. F. Unit of Liver Extract, Liver Solution, Liver with Stomach, or Powdered Stomach is defined as that amount of an otherwise acceptable product which has been shown to produce, when administered daily by mouth, clinical and hematologic responses, that are considered by the Board to be satisfactory, in patients with addisonian pernicious anemia. The method of obtaining the necessary clinical data and approval of these products is described in the section under "Evaluation of Oral Liver and Stomach Preparations," in the First Interim Revision Announcement to the Eleventh Edition of the National Formulary.