By James L. Marcum
The recent deaths of celebrities like Michael Jackson, Anna Nicole Smith, Heath Ledger and Whitney Houston have shown a spotlight on the overuse and abuse of prescription drugs. Most people believe that prescription drugs are safer than illegal substances. But, when combined with other over-the-counter sedatives, prescription drugs can be every bit as powerful, addictive and dangerous. In 2006, overdoses on a class of prescription pain relievers called opioid analgesics killed more people than those killed by overdoses of cocaine and heroin combined. Right now, among 35- to 54-year-olds, poisoning by prescription drugs is the most common cause of accidental death ÌÎ_Ì´å even more common than automobile accidents. In "Medicines That Kill", Dr. James L. Marcum shines a light on the addictive power of prescription medication and how you can protect yourself and your family by practicing healthy habits.
What the medical community isnÌÎ_Ì´åÇt telling you:
- We have a rapidly escalating problem.
- Medications can kill.
- Medications do kill.
- Medications have killed.
- Not nearly enough is being said about this growing epidemic.
In "Medicines That Kill", Dr. Marcum shows why he believes that medications may very well be the No. 1 cause of death in America and outlines the biblical plan for physical and spiritual health, prescribed by the Great Physician himself.
About the Author
Dr. James L. Marcum is a board-certified behavioral cardiologist with a thriving practice at the prestigious Chattanooga Heart Institute. He co-hosts the call-in radio program Heartwise, which airs on more than 400 radio stations around the globe. In addition to hosting the The Ultimate Prescription and Heart of Health television programs, Dr. Marcum is an in-demand speaker and author. Married with two children, Marcum lives in Chattanooga, Tenn., and enjoys music, sports and outdoor activities.
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers (February 1, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1414368852
- ISBN-13: 978-1414368856