Medication Digital Book Display

The Southwest Oklahoma Public Library is taking on the issue of proper and improper use of medications in two upcoming programs:

The Opioid Epidemic, scheduled for Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 pm, will host a community discussion to examine causes and responses for opioid addiction in Oklahoma. How to Health: Ten Commandments for Using Medication Wisely, scheduled for Tuesday, March 27 at 10 am, will focus on what you should know about medications, including, storing, disposing, and adverse drug effects. 

Check out our Digital Book Display to see just a few library items on these important topics. Ask your librarian for more!

Complete guide to prescription & nonprescription drugs, 2016-2017 by H. Winter Griffith, M.D.

Adult Nonfiction 615.1 CO

Revised and updated, this classic bestseller provides the necessary information about all the prescription and nonprescription drugs that the public has come to rely on. This reference covers 5,000 brand-name drugs and 700 generic drugs.


The brain's way of healing: remarkable discoveries and recoveries from the frontiers of neuroplaticity by Norman Doidge, M.D.

Adult Nonfiction 612.82 DO, Compact Disc 612.82 DO, OverDrive eBook

Norman Doidge's revolutionary new book shows, for the first time, how the amazing process of neuroplastic healingreally works. It describes natural, non-invasive avenues into thebrain provided by the forms of energy around us--light, sound, vibration, movement--which pass through our senses and our bodies to awaken the brain's own healing capacities without producing unpleasant side effects. 

Mind over meds: know when drugs are necessary, when alternative are better - and when to let you body heal on its own by Andrew Weil, M.D.

Adult Nonfiction 615.5 WE, Large Print 615.1 WE, OverDrive eBook & eAudiobook

In 'Mind over Meds,' bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil alerts readers to the problem of overmedication and outlines when medicine is necessary and when it is not. Dr. Weil examines how we came to be so drastically overmedicated. 


Children's medicine: what every parent, grandparent, and teacher needs to know by Edward A. Bell, PharmD, BCPS

Adult Nonfiction

A pediatric pharmacist for nearly thirty years, Edward A. Bell has spent his career listening carefully to parents' concerns. In 'Children's Medicines,' Bell draws on the latest scientific information, coupled with his experience in hospital and clinic settings, as a university professor, and as a parent, to answer questions about whether, when, and what medications to give to infants, children, and teenagers.

Addiction and overdose: confronting an American crisis by Connie Goldsmith

Adult Nonfiction 362.29 GO

Examines the drug abuse epidemic in the United States, discussing the power of addiction, the types of drugs that are commonly abused, and how to solve the crisis.


A series of catastrophes & miracles: a true story of love, science, and cancer by Mary Elizabeth Williams

Adult Nonfiction 362.19 WI

After being diagnosed in her early 40s with metastatic melanoma -- a "rapidly fatal" form of cancer -- journalist and mother of two Mary Elizabeth Williams finds herself in a race against the clock. She takes a once-in-a-lifetime chance and joins a clinical trial for immunotherapy, a revolutionary drug regimen that trains the body to vanquish malignant cells. Williams's experiences as a patient and a medical test subject reveal with stark honesty what it takes to weather disease, the extraordinary new developments that are rewriting the rules of science--and the healing power of human connection.

Undoctored: why health care has failed you and how you can become smarter than your doctor by William Davis, MD

Adult Nonfiction 615.535 DA

Conventional medicine is no longer working in your favor. He will expose how millions of people are prescribed unnecessary medications, given dietary recommendations crafted by big business, and undergo unnecessary procedures recommended by healthcare practitioners to feed revenue-hungry healthcare systems. He then shows how the modern boom in information tools can be applied to create a comprehensive program to reduce, reverse, and cure common health issues through simple strategies, including harnessing the collective wisdom of new online technologies, so that you can break free of a health care system that puts profits over health. 

No grain, no pain: a 30-day diet for eliminating the root cause of chronic pain by Peter Osborne

Adult Nonfiction 613.26 OS, OverDrive eAudiobook

In 'No Grain, No Pain,' Dr. Osborne shows how grains wreak havoc on the body by causing tissue inflammation, creating vitamin and/or mineral deficiencies, and triggering an autoimmune response that causes the body to attack itself. But he also offers practical steps to find relief. 

Conn's Current Therapy, 2017 by Edward T. Bope, editor

Adult Nonfiction and Refrerence 616.058 CO

Conn's Current Therapy 2017 is an easy-to-use, in-depth guide to the latest advances in therapeutics for common complaints, acute disease and chronic illness.



The complete guide to medications during pregnancy and breastfeeding by Carl P. Weiner, MD

Adult Nonfiction 618.3 WE

Even the average OB-GYN is confused about what drugs are safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women to take. The result: OB's often fail to prescribe needed medications or prescribe the wrong medications to their patients. Written specifically for lay-readers by a maternal-fetal medicine expert and a veteran health reporter, this book takes the confusion out of the process, combining authority, advice, an A-to-Z directory of more than 600 drugs, and empathy.

Forever painless: end chronic pain and reclaim your life in 30 minutes a day by Miranda Esmonde-White

Adult Nonfiction 616.047 ES, OverDrive eBook

The root of nearly all pain is movement—or lack thereof. In Forever Painless, Miranda provides detailed instructions for gentle exercise designed to ease discomfort in the feet and ankles, knees, hips, back, and neck—allowing anyone to live happier, healthier, and pain-free no matter their age.


When your child hurts: effective strategies to increase comfort, reduce stress, and break the cycle of chronic pain by Rachel Coakley

Adult Nonfiction 616.047 CO

Parents of a child in pain want nothing more than to offer immediate comfort. But a child with chronic or recurring pain requires much more. This essential guide, written by an expert in pediatric pain management, is the practical, accessible, and comprehensive resource that families and caregivers have been awaiting. It offers in-the-moment strategies for managing a child's pain along with expert advice for fostering long-term comfort.


Buzzed: the straight facts about the most used and abused drugs from alcohol to ecstacy by Cynthia Kuhn

Adult Nonfiction 615.78 KU, OverDrive eBook

This handbook surveys the most used and abused drugs from caffeine to heroin to methamphetamine. In both quick-reference summaries and in-depth analysis, it reports on how these drugs enter the body, how they manipulate the brain, their short-term and long-term effects, the different "highs" they produce, and the circumstances in which they can be deadly.


Antibiotics by Tamra Orr

Children's Nonfiction 615.329 OR

Learn all about the history of antibiotics, from how they were first invented to how they impact our lives today.


Getting to Happy by Terry McMillan

Adult Fiction, Large Print Fiction and Compact Disc F MCMILLAN, OverDrive eBook and eAudiobook

A sequel to "Waiting to Exhale" picks up fifteen years later to find Savannah contemplating divorce, Bernadine succumbing to painkiller addiction after a second husband's swindle, Robin falling into shopaholism, and Gloria confronting profound change after a fateful event.


Autonomous: a novel by Annalee Newitz

Adult Science Fiction SF NEWITZ, OverDrive eBook and eAudiobook

Earth, 2144. Jack is an anti-patent scientist turned drug pirate, traversing the world in a submarine as a pharmaceutical Robin Hood, fabricating cheap scrips for poor people who can't otherwise afford them. But her latest drug hack has left a trail of lethal overdoses as people become addicted to their work, doing repetitive tasks until they become unsafe or insane.


Concentr8 by William Sutcliffe


Through multiple perspectives, tells of London in the near future where, when the government stops distributing a behavioral modification drug, Concentr8, chaos erupts and five teens take a man hostage, seemingly at random, changing all of their lives forever.