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Are Your Prescriptions Killing You? How to Prevent Dangerous Interactions, Avoid Deadly Side Effects, and Be Healthier with Fewer Drugs

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ISBN-10: 1451608403

ISBN-13: 9781451608403

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jr. Armon B. Neel, Bill Hogan

List price: $26.99
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Rich with real-life case studies, this groundbreaking book offers patients—and those who care for them—a road map to healthy use of prescription medications.We’ve all seen the headlines: prescription drugs can kill you. Many of us know someone whose life depends on prescription drugs—it may be your husband, who takes sleeping pills to counter the anxiety his heart medications cause him, or your aging father, who takes upwards of twenty pills a day for everything from arthritis to high blood pressure. In this groundbreaking book, author and fifth-generation pharmacist Armon B. Neel, Jr., has all the answers you need to be certain that you and your loved ones are getting the right dosage of…    
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: 6/11/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Bill Hogan was taught cheese making skills by the late Josef Dubach in Costa Rica

Prologue: The Pharmacist Who Says No to Drugs
Introduction: A Pharmacist's Journey
Good-Bye and Good Luck: Helping Yourself to Better Health
Things Change: Our Aging Bodies
Piling On: The Perils of Polypharmacy
Off-Limits for Older People: The Beers Criteria-A List That Could Save Your Life
Off the Charts: Do You Really Need Those Blood Pressure Drugs?
Phantom Killers: NSAIDs (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs)
Proton Pump Inhibitors: The Miracle Drugs That Aren't
Statin Roulette; Drugs of Last Resort
Down and Out: Drug-Induced Falls
The Bone-Scare Drugs: What You Should Know About Bisphosphonates
Does Dad Really Have Alzheimer's?: A Look at Drug-Induced Dementia
Taking Charge: A Step-by-Step Guide to Controlling Your Medications (Rather Than Letting Them Control You)
Prescription for Change: How to Fix a Broken Health Care System
Epilogue: Miss Lillian
Taking Stock: A Self-Assessment Quiz
Resources, Readings, and References
Acknowledgments
Index