An award-winning pharmacist and an investigative journalist team up to uncover the dangers behind prescription drugs, showing how and why the elderly are at high risk, and explain what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.
The harmful effects of prescription drugs cause an estimated 100,000 deaths a year and injure another 1.5 million people so severely that they require hospitalization. Sadly, it’s older Americans who are most at risk because they lack the body chemicals necessary to break down the drugs, distribute them throughout the body, and eliminate them properly.
In Are Your Prescriptions Killing You? Dr. Neel carefully explains what we all need to know about how our bodies change with age. He shows why these changes need to be considered when prescribing medication to older patients--and the catastrophic results that can occur when they’re not.
Dr. Neel arms you with the information you need to be certain you’re being prescribed the right dosages of the right medicine, as well as offering you the most effective questions to ask your doctors. With his trustworthy, neighborhood-pharmacist manner, Dr. Neel makes the complicated world of prescriptions manageable, and equips you with all the tools you need to keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy.
With the aging of the nation’s population and with more Americans assuming caregiving roles for their parents, Dr. Neel’s message has never been more urgent or compelling.