Harold M. Silverman authored "The Pill Book." Silverman is a pharmacologist and, as of October 2015, has authored four other books: "The Vitamin Book," "The Women's Drug Store," "Travel Healthy: The Traveler's Complete Medical Kit," and "The Consumer's Guide to Poison Protection."
"The Pill Book" is a non-fiction reference book with information that has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration about approximately 1,800 of the most commonly prescribed drugs. It includes facts regarding basic information about each drug, what generic brands may be available, its side effects, how it interacts with other drugs and warnings to be aware of. The book also includes 32 pages of color photos of the pills described. There are 16 editions of "The Pill Book" in print.