The Dangers of Overmedication with Dr. Jennifer Jacobs, MD

Today, Dr. Eugene Zampieron, ND, AHG, interviews Dr. Jennifer Jacobs, MD, MPH. and discuss her book, Do You Really Need That Pill? How to Avoid Side Effects, Interactions, and Other Dangers of Overmedication (Skyhorse Publishing; June 5, 2018, paperback). Dr. Jacobs wants to bring attention the silent epidemic facing millions of Americans today: overmedication.

The reviews of the book from leading figures in integrative medicine have been stellar, including the following:

“Overdiagnosis and overmedication are major public health issues in the United States and, if the trend continues, will only increase with the growing senior population. Dr.Jacobs gives practical, evidenced-based advice for dealing with some of the most common health problems we face in today’s society. Read this book—it may just save your life!”BRIAN BERMAN, MD, director, Institute for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine

“Dr. Jennifer Jacobs’s Do You Really Need That Pill? is a sound, sympathetic, practical guide to the risks of excessive prescription drugs and safe, effective alternatives to them. I recommend it to anyone concerned about a chronic health problem they, or
someone close to them, suffers from who wants to reduce medication and find safer, effective alternatives.”
DR. PETER FISHER, physician to HM The Queen, director of research, Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine

Who is Dr. Jacobs?

Dr Jacobs is a family practice physician specializing in integrative medicine. She is a clinical assistant professor in epidemiology at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine. She received her MD degree from Wayne State University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Washington.
Dr. Jacobs has served on the advisory board of the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine, co-founded the special interest group of the American Public Health Association on Complementary and Alternative Health Practices , and has published numerous research studies in peer-reviewed medical journals, such as Pediatrics, the Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, and the European Journal of Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Jacobs has served on the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine and as an advisory board member of the monthly magazine Natural Health.


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