Book Puts Focus on Addiction to Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drug Addiction: The Hidden Epidemic aims to help addicts and their families. Author Rod Colvin calls addiction to prescription drugs a serious national drug problem—one that receives too little attention. Colvin’s brother died at age 35 as a result of his long-term addiction to prescription drugs. “The addict is ultimately responsible for his or her actions,” Colvin said. “But our system is open to flagrant abuse. Greater community education would help curb this problem.”
Colon Cancer Book Ranks in Top 50
Library Distributor, Quality Books, based in Illinois, recently listed Colon and Rectal Cancer as among its Top-Selling 50 Books. The book ranked sixth on the list. The author is Paul Ruggieri, M.D., a surgeon, in Rhode Island.
New Author Signed for Book on Exercising for Pregnant Women
Addicus Books has signed author James F. Clapp, M.D., author of Exercising Through Your Pregnancy (Spring 2002). Dr. Clapp is considered one of the foremost authorities on the topic of pregnancy and exercise. He is director of obstetrical research at Metro Health Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He was also spent ten years as a professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
Coming off the Presses
The Macular Degeneration Source Book is coming off the press soon. Written by retinal surgeon Bert Glaser, M.D. and Lester Picker, Ed.D., the book covers how macular degeneration is diagnosed and treated. The disease is a leading cause of blindness in seniors.
Author Fund Raises Money for PD Research
A new fund raising effort, formed in honor of author Dr. David L. Cram, has raised $70,000. The money will go to the David Cram Fund for Parkinson’s Disease Research at U.C.S.F. School of Medicine, San Francisco. “Donations to this fund will help change the lives of those afflicted with Parkinson’s Disease,” Dr. Cram explained. “The money will be used primarily to discover a cure for PD and well as to find new drugs that can slow or stop the disease progress.” Dr. Cram is author of Understanding Parkinson’s Disease, published by Addicus Books in 1999. Dr. Cram retired from his medical practice after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s. Since his diagnosis, he was written three nonfiction books.
Nebraska Organization Provides Breast Cancer Books
Nebraska’s “Every Woman Matters” project has ordered 4,000 copies of Straight Talk about Breast Cancer. The project’s goal is to provide a copy of the book to every Nebraska woman who is diagnosed with breast cancer. The book is now heading into its ninth printing, with nearly 50,000 books in print.