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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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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.

Drug & Food Interactions

Download information on killer combinations! Important instructions on how to best take popular drugs like Dyazide, Lanoxin, Coumadin and Zantac

Dealing with Depression

Download the guide to pros and cons of popular antidepressants; advice on getting off drugs like Cymbalta, Effexor or Paxil; the connection between antidepressants and suicide. Non-drug approaches.

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.

Managing Diabetes

Download 8 pages on the pros and cons of the various medicines used to lower blood sugar and a wealth of details on non-drug approaches such as diet, supplements and special foods.

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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.

  • Tamsulosin

    Flomax is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=5763Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flomax …

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    • Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol

      Estrostep Fe is an oral contraceptive for women. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=4643Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estrostep …

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      • Olanzapine

        Overview Zyprexa is the third new medicine to treat schizophrenia, following Clozaril (clozapine) and Risperdal (risperidone). Unlike older anti-psychotic drugs such as Thorazine (chlorpromazine) and Haldol (haloperidol), which just treated "positive" symptoms such as hallucinations, disor…

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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!

        • Licorice

          The roots of this plant are widely used, not only in European herbal medicine but also in the traditional Chinese pharmacopoeia. In China and parts of Russia, the species used is G. uralensis; it is known in Chinese as gan cao. The scientific name for the genus refers to the sweet taste of the root.…

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          • Ginseng

            Ginseng has been used for more than two millennia in China, where the earliest written description of its use appeared in a medical book written during the Han dynasty, before a.d. 100. At that time, the expert recommended it for "repairing the five viscera, quietening the spirit, curbing the emotio…

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            • Scullcap

              Scullcap is a member of the mint family and a native of North America, where it thrives in moist woodlands. Common names for it include helmetflower, hoodwort, and mad-dog weed (from its introduction into American medicine in 1773). A physician in New Jersey, Dr. Lawrence Van Derveer, claimed it was…

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