Drug Truths and The Dose Makes the Poison, 3rd Edition Set
Together, these books offer affordable and accessible introductions and insights to two of the most important areas of daily life -- drugs / medications and toxic risk. Drug Truths gives an insider’s account of the pharmaceutical industry and answers the questions about the process and costs of pharmaceutical R & D in a compelling narrative focused on the discovery and development of important new medicines. The Dose Makes the Poison uses straightforward language and clear examples (like food additives, second-hand smoke, and lead-contaminated toys) to explain the basics and practice of toxicology.
"This new edition of a widely-read and highly-acclaimed book broadens the scope of its predecessors from a heavy focus on industrial chemicals as toxicants to include drugs, food additives, cosmetics ad other types of compounds that people are exposed to daily ... As such, the book provides the basics of toxicology in easy-to-understand language as well as a fuller understanding of the daily insults to which our bodies are subjected." (Smart Grid, 5 December 2011)