Sample Chapters

Chapter 12:
Why are the elderly often overdosed?
Which biological effects of aging contribute to overdosing?
Why is it so easy to misinterpret adverse drug reactions in the elderly?

Chapter 24:
Why do some patients benefit from medications while others do not?
Do expectations play a role?
To whom do clinical trial results apply?
Can treatment effect vary within a patient?

Chapter 54:
What does "off-label use" mean?
What constitutes off-label use of an approved drug?
Are physicians allowed to prescribe any marketed drug for any use?
Why is promotion of off-label use not allowed?
Is it possible that benefits and harms differ when drugs are used according to the approved label versus off-label?

Chapter 60:
What can I do to improve my medication benefits?

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