The Department of Veterans Affairs has lauched an online library of veteran-specific health information, called the Veterans Health Library. The website can be accessed at http://www.veteranshealthlibrary.org/.
I had an opportunity to review some of the material and one of the best parts of the Veterans Health Library is the “medication” section. Many of the veterans we represent are taking numerous prescription medications all with various side effects. Particularly as it relates to mental health issues, these medications can change as old medications become less effective or new medications become available. Veterans need to be aware of the potential side effects of medication in order to make informed decisions for treatment, so a little self-education may be time well spent.