Prescription drugs can be helpful, sometimes life saving, but require sound knowledge for their use. This knowledge has to start with the information a drug company has about its products. This is passed on to prescribers in the form of “Clinical Practice Guidelines”. Guidelines for the prescribing of drugs are absolutely essential.

To be accurate and honest these could be called “guidelines for drug use within clinical practice” (or even “chemical practice guidelines”).

"Clinical Practice" has got to include more than drug use, and the official terms used within medicine should reflect this – in particular, because following the official guidelines is the safe way for doctors to avoid a successful lawsuit.

When and where lifestyle changes can be overwhelmingly more effective than drug use, the official language for clinical practice should reflect this.