James Balch and Mark Stengler, coauthors of the hugely successful Prescription for Natural Cures, and Robin Young Balch have teamed up to create the most comprehensive and up-to-date book available on natural alternatives to prescription medications. The book provides natural, safe, and effective ways to treat a wide range of common ailments, including ADHD, allergies, diabetes, depression, erectile dysfunction, eczema, heart disease, headaches, and PMS. You’ll read in-depth information, not found in any other popular book, about the pros and cons of prescription and over-the-counter drugs compared with natural treatment alternatives ranging from diet and lifestyle changes to supplements and herbal medicines. "This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to take charge of his or her health. Read it to live long and well. " —Hyla Cass, M.D., author of Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn't Know about Nutrition "An outstanding resource for comparing common pharmaceutical and holistic treatments." —Ronald M. Lawrence, M.D., coauthor of Preventing Arthritis and The Miracle of MSM "A must-read for every person who wants to achieve better health and avoid the dangers of synthetic medications. The authors do an exceptional job by telling you everything you need to know about getting well and how to use supplements correctly and safely." —Suzy Cohen, R.Ph., author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist
The bad news is everywhere...death by prescription drugs. Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston get the headlines. But there are thousands of other people who suffer and die because of the wrong prescription. This is one harrowing story about a father, a family, a daughter. Fifteen year of Vanessa began taking Prepulsid after her doctor prescribed the drug to alleviate a stomach disorder. Suddenly, unexpectedly, she collapses and dies in her family home. Confusion, grief, remorse get channeled by Terence Young into determination to get to the root causes of his daughter's death. His investigations take him from Health Canada to the Corner's Office, from the sales people of major drug manufacturers to the medical profession, from the legal profession to the courts. This is a compelling story, a remarkably well-written and fully documented book which takes you into the inner workings of the global drug companies, the intricate relationships between the pharmaceutical industries and the regulatory bodies of government, the complicity of the medical profession and the tragic consequences for the public. Terence H. Young's deeply personal story will affect every reader. Death by Prescription has also been the subject of a documentary film.
No home should be without this book! THE CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO PILLS—COMPLETELY REVISED 15TH EDITION FOR 2012 WITH MORE THAN 20 IMPORTANT NEW DRUGS AND DOZENS OF NEW BRAND NAMES For more than three decades, millions of consumers have trusted The Pill Book to provide official, FDA-approved information on more than 1,800 of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States, with guidelines from leading pharmacists. Each drug is profiled in a concise, readable, easy-to-understand entry, making The Pill Book the perfect reference when you have questions about the medications your doctor prescribes. Inside you’ll discover • generic and brand-name listings that can help you save money • what each drug is for, and how it works • usual dosages, and what to do if a dose is skipped • side effects and possible adverse reactions, highlighted for quick reference • interactions with other drugs and food • overdose and addiction potential • alcohol-free and sugar-free medications • the most popular self-injected medications and their safe handling • information for seniors, pregnant and breast-feeding women, children, and others with special needs • cautions and warnings, and when to call your doctor • 32 pages of actual-size color photographs of prescription pills