The ABC of medicinal drugs and you

David Jackson, Jenny Watson

Research output: Book/ReportBook


The basic concepts essential for understanding the way in which drugs exert their desired and unwanted effects. Includes advice to help the consumer stay in control of their own treatment. The handy Drug Directory has an up-to-date list of some of the 140 most widely prescribed or taken medicinal drugs. Details for each drug include different names given to the drug, how it is taken, how it works, side effects and things to be careful about when using the drug. How does the drug supply chain work and what are the issues associated with getting medicinal drugs to consumers? What are the roles of major players, such as the government, doctors and pharmacists in determining drug accessibility, cost and their impact on consumers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherChoice Books
Number of pages357
ISBN (Print)9781920705428
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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