AMA Drug Evaluations Subscription, vols 1-3, prepared by the Department of Drugs, Division of Drugs and Toxicology, American Medical Association, various pagination, 3 loose-leaf binders with matching slipcase, $145 for one year of quarterly updates, ISSN 1049-5274 (NR-000117), Chicago, Ill, American Medical Association, 1990.
The first edition of AMA Drug Evaluations (AMA DE) appeared 20 years ago. Now, with a slightly altered title, the seventh edition has been launched. This edition follows the last one by five years, probably too long a period considering the current pace of development of new drugs.
The major difference between the present edition and those that preceded it is that it comes in two formats. One, Drug Evaluations Annual, is the traditional hardcover bound volume, which will be revised annually and published each November. The other, Drug Evaluations Subscription, is a set of three loose-leaf volumes, which will be updated each quarter—spring, summer, fall,