There is another way medications can negatively affect us, especially over time.
This is by depleting and disrupting certain nutrient pathways.
This article explains it:
Dr. Vagnini's book is still available, I believe.
The official text as a reference for this topic is currently out of print. (2nd ed). I don't know if they will do an update again.
It is called the Drug Induced Nutrient Depletion Handbook, by
Ross Pelton RPh and James LaValle Rph.
There is a website with an abbrievated version of this information, but it is not 100% complete:
I have a thread on the Vitamin forum where people can ask questions etc on this topic:
Sometimes it is possible (but not always) to address this problem with attention to the nutrients lost, and still remain on the drug therapy. But sometimes one does have to find another treatment in the end.