Meridith Berk


Meridith Berk has been writing about prescription drug problems for the last several years. Her purpose is to give patients and caregivers accurate and understandable information about the pharmaceutical products they buy. Her point of view is, “If an individual is not given all the information in a form that is clear and comprehensible how can they possibly decide for themselves whether the benefit of taking a particular medication is worth the risks?”

Through her research Meridith found that even the most educated patient frequently has no idea of the potential side effects of the medications they have been prescribed. Though by law when a pharmaceutical company advertises a drug they must give space and time to side effects and warnings this is done is such a way as to hide these behind pretty images and confusing language.

With all the information in hand patients can work far better with their doctors to get only the medications they actually need avoiding those where the risk outweighs the potential benefit.

Where to find Meridith Berk online


Antidepressants: What Every Patient Needs to Know
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,060. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
Patients and caregivers deserve to have the necessary information about antidepressants to make an intelligent decision regarding whether to take or continue taking these medications. This book includes the side effects, overdose symptoms, withdrawal symptoms, important warnings and adverse reactions connected with antidepressant drugs. Also included is over 500 term glossary.
Insomnia Drugs: Warnings You Can't Afford to Ignore
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,650. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Reference
Insomnia drugs are widely prescribed and carry with them some very special and important FDA warnings. This booklet gives you those vital warnings as well as side effects and overdose symptoms of the drugs most frequently prescribed for sleep problems.
Addictive Prescription Drugs
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,800. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
With prescription drug addiction and abuse at an all-time high and deaths caused by prescription drugs far outnumbering those from illicit drug use in many states it is more important than ever that we learn all we can about the medications we have been prescribed, especially those that can become habit-forming. Read this book and help yourself and those you love.
Drug Overdose Signs and Symptoms
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,530. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Safety and first aid, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
In "Drug Overdose Signs and Symptoms" I have compiled as full a list as possible of overdose symptoms for top-selling prescription drugs and put them in an easily understandable form. With close to 50% of Americans taking at least one prescription drug daily it's important to know signs and symptoms of overdose. Having this information readily available and easy to understand could save a life.

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