Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
When used correctly, over-the-counter and prescription medicines can help sick children feel better. But if misused, they can be dangerous—even fatal. “Children’s Medicines: What Every Parent, Grandparent, and Teacher Needs to Know” (Johns Hopkins University Press, Oct. 2017) helps parents and caretakers understand whether, when, and what medications to give to infants, children, and teenagers.
Bell, a professor of pharmacy practice at Drake, draws on the latest scientific information, combined with his more than 30 years of expertise as a pediatric pharmacist and teacher, for the 160-page book. A few of the many popular topics discussed within the book include:
Phillip Brunell, emeritus professor of pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles, called the book “an invaluable, well-referenced, and reliable guide for any family that has—or is expecting to have—children… a must for every family."