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The Resource What am I taking? : the Australian consumer's guide to pharmaceutical drugs, edited by Peter Farrell and Juliet Richards

What am I taking? : the Australian consumer's guide to pharmaceutical drugs, edited by Peter Farrell and Juliet Richards

Label
What am I taking? : the Australian consumer's guide to pharmaceutical drugs
Title
What am I taking?
Title remainder
the Australian consumer's guide to pharmaceutical drugs
Statement of responsibility
edited by Peter Farrell and Juliet Richards
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
VMOR
Dewey number
615.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Farrell, Peter
  • Richards, Juliet
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  • Drugs
  • Drugs
  • Drugs
  • Drugs
Target audience
adult
Label
What am I taking? : the Australian consumer's guide to pharmaceutical drugs, edited by Peter Farrell and Juliet Richards
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Reliable and authoritative information on Australia's most-prescribed medications. Easy-to-use quick reference, in plain English. What they're for, how they work and how to use them safely" -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
If ever there was a book with "potential best seller" written all over it, that book is What Am I Taking? - The Australian Consumer's Guide to Pharmaceutical Drugs. It's a simple easy-to-understand guide to safe medications use, including concise profiles of 100 of Australia's most-prescribed medicines. Consider the scale of its potential readership: there are more than 150 MILLION prescriptions written annually for the 100 drugs profiled in What Am I Taking? there are more than 2.5 MILLION Australians aged over 50 who are using more than five medications daily and there are MILLIONS more who also use prescription drugs with less frequency, or who have children or other family members that use them, or who are carers for people that rely on them. Virtually all those people express a desire to know more about their medications, especially any risks associated with their use. But they have limited alternatives: there is only so much information their doctor or pharmacist can give them in a brief consultation or at a busy pharmacy counter - and being verbal advice, there's fair chance it will be forgotten anyway the information leaflets provided with some medicines are usually long, confusing and difficult to read - so much so, that around 30% of recipients throw them away without reading them the internet is a mass of confusing, contradictory and sometimes misleading information, and average users have no way of distinguishing between reliable and dubious sites. At the same time, adverse effects from avoidable medication errors have become a major problem for the Australian health system, accounting for around 3% - or more than 250,000 - of all hospital admissions and more than 400,000 otherwise unnecessary GP visits. Compiled by an expert team and peer reviewed to ensure accuracy and objectivity, What Am I Taking? is an accessible and reliable reference which should be in every home
Control code
000064426606
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
211 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780646980386
Lccn
2017957335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
What am I taking? : the Australian consumer's guide to pharmaceutical drugs, edited by Peter Farrell and Juliet Richards
Publication
Note
"Reliable and authoritative information on Australia's most-prescribed medications. Easy-to-use quick reference, in plain English. What they're for, how they work and how to use them safely" -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
If ever there was a book with "potential best seller" written all over it, that book is What Am I Taking? - The Australian Consumer's Guide to Pharmaceutical Drugs. It's a simple easy-to-understand guide to safe medications use, including concise profiles of 100 of Australia's most-prescribed medicines. Consider the scale of its potential readership: there are more than 150 MILLION prescriptions written annually for the 100 drugs profiled in What Am I Taking? there are more than 2.5 MILLION Australians aged over 50 who are using more than five medications daily and there are MILLIONS more who also use prescription drugs with less frequency, or who have children or other family members that use them, or who are carers for people that rely on them. Virtually all those people express a desire to know more about their medications, especially any risks associated with their use. But they have limited alternatives: there is only so much information their doctor or pharmacist can give them in a brief consultation or at a busy pharmacy counter - and being verbal advice, there's fair chance it will be forgotten anyway the information leaflets provided with some medicines are usually long, confusing and difficult to read - so much so, that around 30% of recipients throw them away without reading them the internet is a mass of confusing, contradictory and sometimes misleading information, and average users have no way of distinguishing between reliable and dubious sites. At the same time, adverse effects from avoidable medication errors have become a major problem for the Australian health system, accounting for around 3% - or more than 250,000 - of all hospital admissions and more than 400,000 otherwise unnecessary GP visits. Compiled by an expert team and peer reviewed to ensure accuracy and objectivity, What Am I Taking? is an accessible and reliable reference which should be in every home
Control code
000064426606
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
211 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780646980386
Lccn
2017957335
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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