Book Reviews of Worst pills, best pills: The older adult's guide to avoiding drug-induced death or illness : 104 pills older adults should not use, 183 safer alternatives

Worst pills, best pills: The older adult's guide to avoiding drug-induced death or illness : 104 pills older adults should not use, 183 safer alternatives
Worst pills best pills The older adult's guide to avoiding drug-induced death or illness 104 pills older adults should not use 183 safer alternatives
Author: Sidney M. Wolfe
ISBN-13: 9780937188514
ISBN-10: 0937188514
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 532
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Publisher: Additional copies, Pills
Book Type: Paperback
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The numbers are staggering: in 2003, an estimated 3.4 billion prescriptions were filled in retail drugstores and by mail order in the United States.

Do Not Even Think Of Taking An Rx Without Having This Book , December 27, 2004
Reviewer: G. Reid (Roseland, NJ) - See all my reviews

This book is about 10 years old so if you are taking one of the newer drugs you will have to find additional resources. Except for the above mentioned newer drugs this book is an absolute must. There are so many problems with the drugs that people take that it is almost unbelievable. The side affects are all carefully spelled out. Every drug is a balancing act. You have to balance the hoped-for benefit of the drug versus any and all adverse side affects. Many times the side affects are not worth the risk especially if gains can be made by nutrition and exercise, in some other holistic way or by taking an alternative safer drug.