Nearly 70% of Americans take some form of prescription drug regularly, with 450 people a day dying from the side effects caused by them. Do You Really Need That Pill: How to Avoid Side Effects, Interactions, and Other Dangers of Over-Medication discusses which popular drugs are being overprescribed, and instructs patients how to speak with their doctors about their medication regimen.
Author Jennifer Jacobs, MD. practiced family medicine in Seattle for 25 years, was on the advisory board of the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine, and is a clinical assistant professor in epidemiology at the University of Washington.
Later, Sarah Anne Shockley learned about chronic pain by experiencing the incapacitating effects it can have. Rather than succumb, she met the pain, worked with it, and overcame debilitation. She offers you the benefit of her experiences in The Pain Companion: Everyday Wisdom for Living with and Moving Beyond Pain.
Sarah is a columnist for the Pain News Network and contributes to online community for pain sufferers, The Mighty. She has lived with debilitating nerve pain for over a decade.