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Useless in the UK
on 31 May 2014
First if you read nothing else in this review beware this is an American publication and the drugs are American, in fact the largest single chapter is on drugs about one fifth of the publication and they are all American names.
Here are the first few listings in the largest chapter on drugs..abilify, acarbose, accolate, accuneb, accupril. Recognise any of those..thought not...they are American names.
The criminal thing is they also list the generic name ..great right? .....no because the drugs are listed by their American name (with generic non alphabetical in brackets) yet the book is sold on amazon uk ...why why why not put the generic name first in alphabetical order so you can search by generic name? So this makes this book a total waste of time in the UK. If they can't be bothered or not intelligent enough to realise this simple mistake what else have they done? Just about every drug has it's generic name on the packaging so to put the American listings on a product then to sell it in the UK is apauling.
Other problems: the book is very small and this affects the diagrams and listings so you may find you are struggling to read the small script.
In summary, this company is out to make a fast buck, with minimal effort, if they had any form of quality control or care for British customers they would either have written this generically or made a British version.