Information about the 100 most frequently prescribed drugs -- where they come from, what they do, what they won't do. Also discusses the most overprescribed drugs and 10 drugs that do not work.
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From aspirin and Pepto Bismol to Tagament, estrogen, and Proscar, this guide evaluates common drugs that the average person will need at some point in his or her life. Oppenheim, a family physician, supplies useful cost comparisons and simplifies drug actions and potential adverse effects. As the author of consumer health books and numerous health articles for popular magazines, he has a true talent for translating technical details into readable prose. However, the failure to mention estrogen's potential role in causing breast cancer exemplifies his propensity for oversimplification. A more comprehensive text for the consumer like the United States Pharmacopeia's Complete Drug Reference ( LJ 6/1/91) not only describes more drugs (9000) but also furnishes more detailed information regarding the proper use of each drug . While 100 Drugs That Work will be useful for those who enjoy reading about the historical aspects of drug discoveries and who are interested in cost comparisons of the more common drugs, it is not a replacement for more encyclopedic references.
- Mary Prottsman, Medical Lib., Enterprise, Ala.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Description du livre État : Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 97815656511591.0
Description du livre Contemporary Books, 1994. Hardcover. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 1565651154