Do You Really Need That Pill?
How to Avoid Side Effects, Interactions, and Other Dangers of OvermedicationBook - 2018
"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 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 
Branch Call Number: 362.29 JAC 2018
Characteristics: xix, 313 pages ; 22 cm