Prescription for Disaster: The Hidden Dangers in Your Medicine Cabinet
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.
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--
Why I wrote this book.This book was born with the same horrifying story I tell in the opening chapter. A neurosurgeon named Gary Kaufman told me of waking up one morning on vacation to discover his wife dead in bed beside him.She died of cardiac arrest and an autopsy report implicated an antihistamine called Hismanal.I decided to check how many deaths occurred each year from the adverse effects of prescription drugs. When I discovered no one was even counting, and that drug-related deaths are rarely reported, I decided to write this book. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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