Medicine: Drug Notes, Sep. 13, 1943

Drug Notes

Drugs new & old in the limelight last week:

> Sulfamerazine hit the market last fortnight. Its champions claim: 1) sulfamerazine is just as effective as sulfadiazine for pneumonia; 2) it is more powerful, dose for dose, than sulfadiazine and therefore more economical; 3) it is more rapidly absorbed and longer retained than sulfadiazine.

> Professor Harry Warren Anderson of the University of Illinois's horticulture department has made a new drug, clavacin, from mold. He thinks it "may be more useful" than penicillin because, in test tubes, "it kills all bacteria...

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