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Diseases of the Drugs with Christie Fleetwood, ND, RPh: GI, GU; Immune system, part 1

Prescribers—and de-prescribers—are you acutely aware of iatrogenesis? Iatrogenic disease literally means illness caused by medical exam or treatment and is the third (first, by some estimations) leading cause of death in the United States. Whether you like the drugs or not, write for the drugs or not, your patients are taking them! As naturopathic doctors, our 1st principle is “First, Do No Harm”. While herbs, physical manipulations, homeopathy, and any other modality we employ have the potential to cause harm, prescription drugs out-potential them all. The misuse of this one particular treatment option that is within the scope of many practicing NDs can be absolutely devastating. This series will provide factual edutainment and a look behind the hype so that when your patient asks, “Is this drug right for me?”, you’ll know how to respond with full disclosure. You can learn more about Dr. Fleetwood at Monarch Natural Medicine.

Recorded Webinar, 2 hours. Cost $45

Session Outline:

  • Introductions, definitions, considerations, top drugs by sales and volume
  • Breakdown of Immune system agents, focus on anti-bacterials and anti-virals with introduction to biologics
  • Drugs used for GERD, IBS, IBD and the subsequent disease states caused by those drugs
  • Drugs used for ED, BPH, urinary incontinence and the subsequent disease states caused by those drugs
  • Q & A

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Note: This aired on VC Aug 1, 2018.