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Latest Drug Side Effect Information

Perscription drugs help millions of people improve health outcomes each year. Unfortunately, many come with undesireable, or downright unhealthy side effects. Stay in the loop with People’s Pharmacy.

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Recent Radio Shows

The People’s Pharmacy airs a weekly radio show, syndicated nationally on public radio. Each recordining is available for free for 30 days after initial air date. Older shows are available for $3 from our store. If you would like to listen live, click here to find out where you can tune in!

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People's Pharmacy Health Guides

In our health guides (typically $2-$3 each) we distill years of knowledge an experience in to quick guides that you can use to make informed health choicesand take control of your treatment options.

Coumadin Interactions

Download this guide to foods and drugs that are dangerous when combined with this blood thinner. Learn how to balance vitamin K intake.

St. John’s Wort

St. John's Wort is a popular herbal treatment for depression. Download the pdf guide.

Blood Pressure Treatment

Eight pages on the pros and cons of the various medicines used to lower blood pressure. Details on non-drug approaches to blood pressure control such as diet, supplements and special foods.

Female Sexuality

Download information on an anti-depressant that stimulates sexuality rather than ruining it. Pros and cons of testosterone and other treatments for low libido.

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Drug Library Resources

Looking for more information on a drug you’ve been perscribed, or considering asking your doctor about a new medication? Brush up on the facts in our drug library.

  • Norelgestromin/Ethinyl Estradiol

    Ortho Evra is a transdermal contraceptive patch for women. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=8572Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ortho_evra  …

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    • Finasteride

      Overview Proscar is a unique compound that counters some of the negative effects of testosterone in the body. It blocks an enzyme that converts testosterone to a more potent hormone called 5-alpha-dihydrotestosterone (DHT for short). This testosterone derivative is apparently responsible in most cas…

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      • Azelastine

        Astelin is a nasal spray used to treat allergies.Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=1875Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astelin …

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        Herb Library Resources

        We’ve prepared a library of information on healthy herbs, where to find them and how to use them. Get started with the articles listed below, or click ‘View Herb Library’ to explore on your own!

        • Pau d’Arco

          Pau d'arco, known as lapacho colorado in Argentina and Paraguay and as ipe roxo in Brazil, is a good example of the lure of the exotic. This South American native has been used medicinally by several indigenous groups. There are several species of Tabebuia, and most appear to be broad-leaved evergre…

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          • Juniper

            This small evergreen is one of several juniper species native to the northern hemisphere. It has the distinction, however, of being the principal flavoring for a commonly used alcoholic beverage, gin. The aromatic "berries" (actually cones of this evergreen) have also been used in herbal medicine fo…

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            • Valerian

              Valerian is a perennial plant that grows readily in Europe, North America, and northern Asia. A number of related species have been used by herbalists throughout history, but the exact kinds and amounts of chemical constituents vary. Valeriana officinalis is the plant used medicinally in Europe, and…

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              Drug and Alcohol Interactions

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              Download guide on medications that contain alcohol & drugs that raise blood alcohol levels. Interactions with cold and a...

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              Unique Uses for Vicks

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              Download 4 pages of ways to use Vicks for toenail fungus, dandruff, cold sores, and more

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