Dangerous Drug Interactions cover

Dangerous Drug Interactions

Dangerous Drug Interactions: The People’s Pharmacy Guide
Graedon
1999

Submitter: This was probably a good book for a library in 1999. It is definitely out of date now, plus the last circulation date was 2014. The book is a bit confusing because you would need to read very carefully about a specific drug on multiple pages and chapters to be sure you gathered all the information you needed. Just as an example, the drug Digoxin is found on at least 20 different pages and multiple charts. It would probably be safer for a doctor and/or pharmacist to review your drugs and supplements to make sure there is no potentially dangerous interactions. I can’t imagine a person even using a book like this today where it would be much easier to google for information about a particular drug anyway.

ADA Guide to Insulin and Type 2 Diabetes

Dibetus

American Diabetes Association Guide to Insulin and Type 2 Diabetes
McCarren
2007

Submitter: Why do I hear Wilford Brimley’s voice “Diabetes” when I look at this book.  We received this book as a donation last week. It’s a 13 year old book on Diabetes. We won’t keep a medical book longer than 5 years at this library – so this went straight to the weed pile. 13 years in any medical field feels like light years in achievements.

Holly: Dear patrons, Thank you for thinking of the library with your donation. Our need for materials is great.

But not this great.

Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified

Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified

Insulin Pump Therapy Demystified
Kaplan-Mayer
2003

Submitter: I pulled this book because of its age. I have included a picture that discusses different insulin pumps, most of which don’t exist anymore. One of the companies has exited the insulin pump business. There are several new companies and insulin pumps with new technologies that are covered in new books. If I were looking for information about medical devices, and all I could find is an old book, I’d be upset. Chronic illnesses are stressful enough, please make sure that you have up to date books.