Death By Prescription: A Father Takes on His Daughter's Killer

Hardcover | January 16, 2009

byTerence H Young

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Fifteen-year-old Vanessa Young began taking Prepulsid after her doctor prescribed the billion-dollar-selling drug to alleviate a stomach disorder. No one suspected the drug might pose a risk.

On March 19, 2000, Vanessa died.

Shattered by grief and angry beyond belief, Terence Young began a long fight to find out why. The answer: complications resulting from a popular prescription drug. Was it possible that the drug the teenager had been assured would relieve her symptoms had, in fact, killed her? Determined to find out, Young began a lengthy investigation of his own to track down some answers. In the process, he took on a fight to battle the pharmaceutical and health care industries to make sure this kind of tragedy never happened again.

The truth is, as he would find out, every year hundreds of people die as a result of complications from prescription drugs. And most of these companies--attentive to their own bottom line--plus a surprising number of agencies supposedly created to safeguard your health, just don`t seem to care.

Death by Prescription is the unforgettable story of a father`s fight to find justice for his dead teenaged daughter and a shocking wake-up call to the millions out there who are potential victims of a greedy industry that too often puts profits ahead of people.

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Fifteen-year-old Vanessa Young began taking Prepulsid after her doctor prescribed the billion-dollar-selling drug to alleviate a stomach disorder. No one suspected the drug might pose a risk. On March 19, 2000, Vanessa died. Shattered by grief and angry beyond belief, Terence Young began a long fight to find out why. The answer: comp...

TERENCE YOUNG was from 1981 until 1994 an executive with Bell Canada. In 1995, he was elected to Parliament for the first time. After Vanessa's death, he founded Drug Safety Canada, a group that advocates for increased drug safety. As chairman of the foundation, he tours and lectures widely, and has been profiled and interviewed many t...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 8.8 × 5.9 × 1.2 inPublished:January 16, 2009Publisher:Key Porter BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1552638251

ISBN - 13:9781552638255

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