Book Recommendation that Will Save Your Life: Are Your Prescriptions Killing You?

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Folks! I highly recommend this book written by Armon B. Neel, Jr. and Bill Hogan. Armon B. Neel, Jr. is a board-certified geriatric pharmacist who has decades of experience advising elderly patients on prescription drugs. Send copies to your elderly parents, keep a copy handy as you get older. I’m sure the public libraries have copies of this book for anyone on a tight budget to learn about the harmful stuff out there.  Read the rave reviews on Amazon.

The pharmaceutical companies work like the advertisers on Madison Avenue, they don’t include test subjects who are over the age of 60. Their drug research subjects are basically young people. But older people have less efficient livers and kidneys to process all the prescription drugs that were tested and worked for younger people only. So the drugs were only proven to work for younger people who have stronger livers and kidneys to begin with, but the drugs were not tested on elderly people to see if they also work on aging and weaker body systems. Considering the sheer size of the Baby Boomer generation entering retirement years, this is fast becoming an epidemic issue.

On the other hand, many doctors are NOT trained on geriatric medicine. They don’t know the drugs they prescribe to elderly patients are not suitable and often times fatal to elderly patients.

About the Author

Armon B. Neel, Jr., whose work has been featured in the AARP Bulletin, Prevention magazine, and Reader’s Digest, is a board-certified pharmacist whose medial career spans four decades. He lives in Georgia.
Bill Hogan is an award-winning investigative journalist in Washington, D.C. He has worked as a writer and consulting editor for the AARP Bulletin and as a consultant to CBS News.

Reviews on the book:

“If anything can make you hoist yourself out of that beach chair and go find a pen, this is the book that will do it.” —New York Times
“[This book] could not be more timely or important.” –Library Journal
“An eye opener, both for caregivers, and for baby boomers approaching older age.” —Boston.com
“In our pursuit of healing, doctors sometimes overlook the fundamental rule to ‘first do no harm.’ Armon Neel’s book is an important reminder – for doctors and patients alike – that medications can be a double edged sword. We may be swinging at the disease but we can accidentally slash the patient along the way.” –Lisa Sanders, M.D., author of Every Patient Tells a Story

“It’s becoming increasingly clear that medical historians will judge the last 50 years as the ‘dark age of drug therapy.’ Though there are many advances in modern pharmacy, the truth is that many drugs produce a desired effect only to create many more that are unwanted. Armon Neel’s book provides concrete evidence that the problems with many prescription medications are known today. Fortunately, he also provides some practical guidance to help navigate the land mines of drug therapy.” —Michael T. Murray, N.D., author of What the Drug Companies Won’t Tell You and Your Doctor Doesn’t Know

“[Armon Neel’s] expertise in the pharmaceutical management of patients is unparalleled.” –James Gore, MD, and George Capo, DO

“Armon Neel literally saved my life. I was bedridden because I was being overprescribed medications by my doctor. But in a few short weeks on Dr. Neel’s ‘new’ regimen, I was back to my old self.” –Carla Moore

“My family and I appreciate your help for our mother. I took down everything you told me concerning her medications and typed it up for the doctor. He followed everything you advised and my mother came out of renal failure.” –Marilyn Lipper

“In my 32 years as a practicing geriatrician, I have not met a healthcare professional who better understands the pathophysiological principles behind the use of medications for the elderly.” —Zaheer Khan, MD, MRCP, founder and president of the Center for Aging, Huntsville, AL

“Armon Neel is a pioneer in the field of geriatric drug therapy and has a wealth of experience.” —Thomas R. Clark, RPh, MHS, CGP, Executive Director of the Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy, Alexandria, VA

“After seeing many doctors over the years, I had hit rock bottom. Then I found Armon Neel, and within six months, I was a new person.” —Diane Marsh, Williamson, GA

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