Worst Pills Best Pills was written to empower health care consumers. The authors state "this book is intended to help you and your family to improve your health by using drugs, if necessary, more carefully and recognizing those you should avoid." The book reviews 465 of the most commonly prescribed medications. Each drug listing contains background information and the mechanism of action, things to discuss with your doctor before taking the drug, utilization instructions, interactions with other medications, adverse effects, periodic tests required while taking the drug, and specific warnings about the drug. At the top of each listing the drug is rated as either "limited use" or "do not use." There is an index with drugs listed by both generic and brand name for easy reference. The book also includes a chapter of detailed strategies to help the reader use medications more safely. Worksheets to keep track of all medications and adverse reactions are also included. There is even a chapter that discusses common medical problems that may actually be caused by the medications you are taking.
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-Review of Drug-Induced Psychiatric Effects: Part 2
-FDA Medical Officers Report Lower Standards Permit Dangerous Drug Approvals
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