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Book Review: Too Many Pills by James Le Fanu

“In just fifteen years the number of prescriptions issued by family doctors in Britain has increased three-fold. Everyone agrees this is too many…”


This is the opening sentence of James Le Fanu’s thought-provoking book: Too Many Pills - How Too Much Medicine is Endangering Our Health and What We Can Do About It. It begs the question that if everyone agrees, then how has this come about? And what is sustaining this situation? These are questions that are of interest to us in the APOLLO-MM project so I was keen to learn what Le Fanu has to say on the matter.


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Affected by dementia? Prescribed lots of medicines? Give us your views...

Lucie Hogger, CLHARC research fellow at Queen Mary University of London and Speech and Language Therapist, would like to hear from people affected by dementia about their views of prescription medicines.

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