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Letter to the editor

Editor, – The following drugs have all been (relatively) recently marketed (except Zentel/albendazole, but it is coming soon), have names beginning with 'Z' and are of two syllables. Surely, this is sowing the seeds of confuzion, with perhaps dire conzequences?











Dr Alain Rohan
and Dr Ian Boyd
Adverse Drug Reactions Advisory Committee

Editorial note

No commentz.

Guidelines for the rational use of benzodiazepines
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has recently reviewed its 'Guidelines for the rational use of benzodiazepines'. These are available from The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners PO Box 906 Rozelle NSW 2039.

Australian Statistics on medicines
The second edition of Australian Statistics on Medicines, which presents dispensing data on the community (non-hospital) use of most drugs marketed in Australia from 1990 to 1992, is now available from the Australian Government Publishing Service (Free call 008 020 049) at a cost of $34.95.