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Titel: PRESCRIPTION FOR DISASTER: THE HIDDEN ...
Verlag: Simon & Schuster, New York, NY
Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included
Auflage: 1st Edition
0684829983 Near fine in near fine dust jacket. First edition Quality, Value, Experience. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BING7437313
Inhaltsangabe: Become an informed consumer--learn how to get the greatest benefits from prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and natural compounds at the lowest risk.The long-term safety of Ritalin is unknown, yet hundreds of thousands of children take it daily. Prozac is linked to 242 adverse effects. Xanax can be highly addictive. But most doctors don't warn patients about the risks of the medication they prescribe. What can you do?This groundbreaking book sounds a clear warning about the serious health risks associated with prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications--and exposes the side effects that kill 100,000 people a year and put another million in the hospital. Consumer advocate and prizewinning investigative journalist Thomas Moore reveals the shocking truth about the dangers you face each time you swallow a pill, offering invaluable advice on becoming an informed consumer--and keeping yourself and your family safe. Discover: The riskiest prescriptions The potential dangers of cough syrups, pain relievers, cold medicine, diet pills--and other over-the-counter medications Lethal drug combinations Crucial information you can get from your pharmacist Messages to watch for in the drug package insert Important information on: Ritalin, Prozac, Premarin, Zocor, Procardia, Coumadin, Darvon, Halcion, ibuprofen, beta-carotene, Lanoxin, and more--
Inhaltsangabe: This hard-hitting expose does for prescription drugs what Silent Spring did for pesticides, revealing the hidden dangers of the most commonly prescribed medications -- and what the consumer can do to minimize the risks of serious side effects.
Prescription medicines are so dangerous that they pose a 26 percent lifetime risk of serious injury to every American who uses them. But the monitoring of approved drugs is so poor that 99 percent of adverse effects are never reported. Meanwhile, doctors make so many prescribing errors that one out of five older Americans take drugs that are potentially harmful.
From flawed testing by drug companies to careless behavior by consumers, "Prescription for Disaster" documents the breakdown of a system that doesn't protect the public.
Whether it's Prozac, estrogen, or Ritalin; sedatives or allergy pills; medication for pain, high cholesterol, or blood pressure -- the drugs that we rely on are the focus of this well-documented and surprising book.
"Prescription for Disaster" also shows consumers how to discover the most serious risks of drugs they are taking and how to weigh the benefits of prescription medicines against those risks -- all the while dealing with our difficult and often confusing health-care system.
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