How many of you are taking prescription drugs? Are you sure that is the best thing or are you suffering from extreme side effects? Don't get me wrong, but when we take prescription drugs, we often do it blindly because a medical doctor prescribed it. Did you know there are dangers that can get you addicted? Any drug, whether prescribed or taken over the counter, alters your body because they are a chemical substance. This is why I love today's BOOK OF THE DAY, "Drug Safety: The Complete Guide by Achille Kabore." He gives you the power to make educated decisions. Arm yourself with knowledge today!
Drugs are any chemical substances, typically of known structure, which change a person's mental or physical state when taken into the body through the various means available. There are countless drugs in the pharmaceutical industry being used to treat a wide range of diseases. All drugs carry side effects usually studied through preclinical, premarketing, and post-marketing data collected. Drugs can be addictive, misused, or abused. Excessive intake of psychoactive drugs such as painkillers and illicit drugs is an example of ways drugs can be abused or misused. Under the influence of drugs or substance abuse, people can be involved in abnormal or antisocial behavior. Long-term personality changes might also occur in those individuals, posing a significant threat to society.
The book goes through the concept of drugs, the specifics of pharmacovigilance, and adverse events following drug administration. It describes the best practices for drug safety and the consideration for prevention, especially child safety and first aid. In addition, the author emphasizes the role of the patient in understanding treatment protocols. Drug Safety is not something that should be taken lightly; it is considered one of the most critical aspects of medical therapy that plays a definitive role in deciding what drug is to be administered to what patient at what time. It also covers the concept of benefit-risk balance. Consumers should educate themselves about drug safety guidelines and follow prescribers' advice.
- ASIN : B0B8QDCDY5
- Publication date : August 3, 2022
- Language : English
- File size : 736 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 46 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Achille Max Kabore, MD, Ph.D., is a medical doctor, an epidemiologist, and a public health expert. He has over 20 years of expertise in infectious and non-communicable diseases, drug management, and health administration. For the past fifteen years, Dr. Kabore has worked with health workers, laboratory technicians, community drug distributors, and clinicians to plan, implement and monitor large-scale mass administration of drugs to eliminate tropical diseases. Dr. Kabore has extensive expertise in preventive chemotherapy to control infectious diseases and prevent and manage adverse events following drug administration. He has published more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed journals.