Dear Dr. John,
I first heard your interview on Air America Radio with Sam Seder and quickly went out and purchased Overdosed America. What a great book! I am recommending it to everyone. I was visiting my mother over the long 4th of July weekend ans asked her what, if any, drugs she was currently taking. She informed me that she just recently went off her 11 year HRT prescription but is still taking her hypertension drub LISINOPRIL. While this made me very nervous, I was relieved that she was no longer taking the HRT. My concern now is that she is being prescribed a drug that may not be necessary. She has always been in good health. Her current dosage is 40mg/day. I visited the FDA website to learn more about the effectiveness and safety of this drug. Is there another site that I can visit which is less scientific where I can find out if she should continue her prescription? I would greatly appreciate any guidance you can provide.
DEPENDING ON YOUR MOTHER'S OTHER MEDICAL ISSUES, THIS MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE BEST DRUG FOR HER. A GOOD SOURCE OF NON-TECHNICAL MEDICAL INFORMATION IS PUBLIC CITIZENS' "WORST PILLS/BEST PILLS" WEBSITE. FOR SOMEONE LIKE YOURSELF WHO IS INTERESTED IN THESE ISSUES, THE SMALL SUBSCRIPTION FEE IS WELL WORTH THE QUALITY INFORMATION AND TIME SAVED.
BEST WISHES TO YOU AND YOUR MOTHER,
JOHN ABRAMSON MD
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Dear Dr. John,