Electronic references for Overkill

As promised in Overkill at the beginning of the References on page 318, this web page contains links to information available on the Internet.

Books cited in the references:


Institute of Medicine 1998. Antimicrobial Resistance: Issues and Options. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
Popular Non-fiction:
Levy, SB 1992.  The Antibiotic Paradox.  New York: Plenum Press.
Garrett, L 1994.  The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance.  New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.
Miller, J et al. 2001.  Germs: Biological Weapons and America's Secret War.
Popular Fiction:
Crichton, M 1969.  The Andromeda Strain.  New York: Knopf/Random House
Natural Health: 

NOTE!  Please make sure that you carefully read the Box on Page 76 urging you to Seek Professional Advice and that reminds you:  "The Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 states that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has no legal authority to require companies to prove that their products are effective or safe, nor can it enforce quality standards.  In fact, for dietary supplements and ethnic remedies, the FDA must demonstrate that a product is harmful before it can remove it from the market.  This contrasts dramatically with the criteria for pharmaceutical drugs, which must be tested for safety and efficacy before they go on the market.  Most supplements can be made and sold as snake oil was years ago, which means only one thing: You are not protected...."  In this Age of Risk Management, you must protect yourself.

Meletis, CD 2001.  Instant Guide to Drug-Herb Interactions. New York: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.
Blach, Phyllis A; Blach, James E. 2000.  Prescription for Nutritional Healing. New York: Avery.
Blumenthal, M 1999.  The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines.  Austin, TX: American Botanical Council.
Borysenko, Joan. 1987.  Minding the Body, Mending the Mind. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, Inc.
Lininger, SW et al. 1999. The Natural Pharmacy. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing.
Murray, MT 1996. Encyclopedia of Nutritional Supplements. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing.
Murray, MT 1995.  The Healing Power of Herbs. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing.
Robbers, JE and Tyler, VE 1999.  Tylerís Herbs of Choice: The Therapeutics Use of Phytomedicinals. New York, NY: The Haworth Herbal Press.
Werbach, MR 1996.  Nutritional Influences on Illness. Tarzana, CA: Third Line Press.
Look for links to your local, regional, and state Departments of Health or Departments of Public Health

Links to U.S. Government sites:

Consumer Gateway (a site with links throughout the government)
Consumer Product Safety Commission
Department of Agriculture
Department of Health and Human Services
     · Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
            Specific page mentioned: About chronic disease
            Link to Emerging Infectious Diseases (a peer-reviewed journal)
     · Food and Drug Administration
            Link toFDA's Antibiotic Resistance page
     · National Institutes of Health
     · National Library of Medicine (to download scientific papers cited)
Environmental Protection Agency
Links to other Government sites:
Health Canada
Office International des Epizooties
World Health Organization
World Trade Organization
Links to research medical and research society sites:
American Society of Microbiology
         Specific page mentioned: Clean Hands Campaign
American Medical Association
American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr. Koop.com
Harvard Health Publications
InteliHealth - Featuring Harvard Medical School's Consumer Health Information