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Before You Take that Pill: Why the Drug Industry May Be Bad for Your Health Paperback – February 28, 2008
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"Reader-friendly...this book's worth picking up. There's still much to be learned from [Bremner's] look behind some of the most prescribed drugs in the country."
-- Houston Chronicle
"Bremner serves up an unsettling scientific evaluation of more than 300 frequently prescribed drugs...exposing some 'hidden' risks you're unlikely to find on labels.."
--U.S. News and World Report
"Reading this book...is a good first step to becoming a more informed consumer of drugs."
--www.oftwominds.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
J. Douglas Bremner, M.D., is a researcher and physician at Emory University School of Medicine. Currently a professor of psychiatry and radiology, he is also the director of the Emory Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit and the director of Mental Health Research at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. His research on Accutane and depression was highly publicized and featured in USA Today. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
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you can read this book cover to cover, as i did, even though i take no medication or you can look up the chapters that apply to you. here's a perfect example: i sent the book to my 85 year old father to read. for some reason, he had been put on simvastatin. after reading the chapter on cholesterol lowering medication, he decided to stop taking it. when he told his cardiologist, the doctor said "i don't know why you were ever on it to begin with!"
obviously, another doctor had prescribed it a long time ago and no one was keeping track. so aside from helping to keep the country's wildly out of control medical costs in check, my dad also noticed that a mysterious rash he had developed went away, in addition to muscle aches which he had attributed to his age.
he also quit his advair and has had no problems so far without it.
now he is like any normal healthy 85 year old living in a country that doesn't ram drugs down people's throats to keep stock options soaring- he mows his own lawn, trims his hedges, treated his garage for termites and is getting ready to rehang all the windows in his house.
yes, some people need drugs for short periods to fight infections and save their lives. but this chronic use of drugs for everything and forever is nonsense. we are certainly no healthier for it and certainly way poorer.
that a doctor was willing to examine his profession objectively and point out this very big weakness is something we must be grateful for.
thank you, dr bremner
memory loss can be caused by the different medications we take.
not all side effects are given to us by drug stores. i highly
recommend this book. It has a chart of the drugs and side
effects along with explanations. The author is a Doctor
at Emory Hospital in atlanta. He also was on Fox news
promoting this book.