Medicines That Kill: The Truth about the Hidden Epidemic

Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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The recent deaths of celebrities like Michael Jackson, Anna Nicole Smith, Heath Ledger, and Whitney Houston have shown a spotlight on the overuse and abuse of prescription drugs. Most people believe that prescription drugs are safer than illegal substances. But, when combined with other over-the-counter sedatives, prescription drugs can be every bit as powerful, addictive, and dangerous. In 2006, overdoses on a class of prescription pain relievers called opioid analgesics killed more people than those killed by overdoses on cocaine and heroin combined. Right now, among 35 to 54 year olds, poisoning by prescription drugs is the most common cause of accidental death—even more so than auto-related deaths. In Medicines That Kill, Dr. Marcum shines a light on the addictive power of prescription medication and how you can protect yourself and your family by practicing healthy habits.
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Publisher
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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Published on
Jan 17, 2013
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Pages
256
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ISBN
9781414382807
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Language
English
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Genres
Health & Fitness / Healthy Living
Medical / Drug Guides
Religion / Christian Life / Personal Growth
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This content is DRM protected.
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