Do You Really Need That Pill?: How to Avoid Side Effects, Interactions, and Other Dangers of Overmedication

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    A silent epidemic in the United States is imperiling our health and threatens to bankrupt our healthcare system: overmedication. Today, one-third of all adults take two or more prescription drugs, and half of all seniors take more than five daily. This book―the first of its kind―tackles the epidemic overuse of prescription drugs. The first half of the book describes the dangers of taking too many drugs, including drug-drug interactions, medication errors, unintentional overdoses, unnecessary medications, made-up illnesses (“restless leg syndrome”), and side effects that actually mimic a new illness. The second half discusses the benefits and harms caused by many of the most popular drugs used to treat diseases, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, acid reflux, depression, and pain. It tells which drugs are really needed and whether or not they cause side effects. Finally, readers will learn: how to discuss their concerns about too many medications with their healthcare providers, simple ways to make positive lifestyle changes, and when to consider alternative healing approaches. Combining stories of those who have suffered ill effects from taking too many drugs with data from cutting-edge medical findings, Do You Really Need That Pill? helps readers realize they can choose different solutions to their health problems.

    The book, Do You Really Need That Pill?: How to Avoid Side Effects, Interactions, and Other Dangers of Overmedication [Bulk, Wholesale, Quantity] ISBN# 9781510715646 in Paperback by M.P.H. Jennifer Jacobs MD may be ordered in bulk quantities. Minimum starts at 25 copies. Availability based on publisher status and quantity being ordered.
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    Publisher:
    Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
    Product Name:
    Do You Really Need That Pill?: How to Avoid Side Effects, Interactions, and Other Dangers of Overmedication
    Author:
    M.P.H. Jennifer Jacobs MD
    Language:
    English
    Format:
    Paperback
    Publication Date:
    03/06/2018 00:00
    ISBN:
    1510715649
    Pages:
    320
    Reading Level:
    Adult
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