All Medicines Are Poison!: Making Your Way Through the Medical Minefield
In this book, "All Medicines are Poison ," Melvin H. Kirschner, MPH, MD, sets out to remove the fog of confusion that clouds the landscape patients are required to navigate in their search for health care today. This book describes the risks and benefits associated with the use of medicines, and explores the validity of other treatment modalities referred to as "Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). He discusses the numerous failings and backroom dealings in the pharmaceutical and insurance industries, and highlights possible solutions to many of these current concerns. Dr. Kirschner has had an extensive career in the healthcare field. He has championed patient's rights throughout his career. As one of the key physicians instrumental in the enactment of the first biomedical ethical guidelines in the world, he has always strived for close doctor/patient relationships where the patient's concerns always come first.
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HOW DRUGS ARE CLASSIFIED
THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD
HOW MEDICINES WORK
SIDE EFFECTS AND ALLERGIC REACTIONS
MEDICINES AND TREATMENTS MUST BE TESTED
ANTIBIOTICS THE WONDER DRUGS
START LOW AND GO SLOW
THE HIGH COST OF PROMOTION
HIGH TEST?? IRRADIATED?? USELESS??
GINKGO BILOBA AND OTHER NONPRESCRIPTION
DEATH BY DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS
A HEALTHY DOSE OF SKEPTICISM
THE AMERICAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH
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