Greetings, fellow Medlibbers-


Is there a general statistic on the overall effectiveness of
prescription drugs?


What I'm looking for is "generally speaking, prescription medications
are effective in XX%  of people who try them."


Also, effectiveness percentages for specific drugs would be helpful; if
you know of such a resource please do share.  Here is one I already


All help appreciated.  There is no hurry on this.


Donna Beales, MLIS
Lowell General Hospital
Health Science Library
295 Varnum Ave.
Lowell, MA 01854
Email: dbeales AT

Tel. 978-937-6247
Fax 978-937-6855

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