Understanding Prescription Drugs For Canadians For Dummies

Understanding Prescription Drugs For Canadians For Dummies


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Understanding Prescription Drugs For Canadians For Dummies by Ian Blumer, Heather McDonald-Blumer MD

The ultimate Canadian guide to prescription medication

Over half of all Canadians take at least one prescription drug, but most of us know very little about the medication we're taking, including why we've been prescribed anything in the first place. Understanding Prescription Drugs Canadians For Dummies will answer many of the questions Canadians have about prescription drugs, but were afraid ask our doctors and pharmacists. Topics covered include:

• What a prescription drug is

• Common concerns

• Side effects

• Ailments and drugs used to treat them

• Prescribing practices
Understanding Prescription Drugs For Canadians For Dummies will go beyond the encyclopedic and often overwhelming information offered in massive pill books on the Web. It will empower readers, providing them with the knowledge they need as responsible consumers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470838358
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 03/16/2007
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 520
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Dr. Ian Blumer (Toronto, ON) has been a physician for almost 25 years, with a very large practice in the greater Toronto area. Through his popular Web site (ianblumer.com), extensive contacts within the medical community, many media engagements, and his numerous speaking engagements for the Canadians Diabetes Association, he is a well-known medical figure in Canada. He is the author of What Your Doctor Really Thinks and co-author of Diabetes For Canadians For Dummies.

Dr. Heather McDonald-Blumer (Toronto, ON) is a member of the rheumatology group and the University Health Network Osteoporosis Program at Mt. Sinai. In addition to her interest in the provision of clinical care, Heather has a particular interest in medical education and teaches at undergraduate, postgraduate and CME levels.

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