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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.

Hair and Nail Care

Download the 8-page guide to the best shampoo and conditioners. Drugs that may cause hair loss. Fighting nail fungus with home remedies. Dandruff solutions.

Osteoporosis

Download the 8 page guide with information on osteoporosis prevention and treatment.

Headaches & Migraines

Download 8 pages about the causes of headaches. Migraine triggers, and drug and non-drug treatments for migraines and cluster headaches. Coping with menstrual migraines and sex headaches.

Battling Baldness

Download information on the anti-baldness drug Propecia. Recipe for an aromatherapy formula from Scottish dermatologists.

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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.

  • Hydrocodone

    Overview Hydrocodone is a semisynthetic analgesic similar in most respects to codeine. In combination with acetaminophen, it offers excellent relief for moderate pain. It can ease the discomfort of a bad toothache or the aftermath of minor surgery. Hydrocodone with acetaminophen is sold under a numb…

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    • Tiotropium

      Spiriva is used to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=8725Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.o…

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      • Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol

        Levora is an oral contraceptive for women. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=4694Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levora …

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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!

        • Oregon Grape

          Barberry, B. vulgaris, was highly regarded as a useful and even necessary herb in Europe from Elizabethan times and through the eighteenth century. The English settlers brought it with them to America, where they extended the name and reputation of barberry to natives of the west and Northwest. Thes…

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          • Stinging Nettle

            Stinging nettle is native to Europe, but it has become established in North America and now grows in Canada and throughout the United States. It is best known for its ability to provoke an impressive rash (urticaria) that stings for up to twelve hours after contact with the tiny toxic hairs of the p…

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            • Green Tea

              Until a few years ago, tea might have seemed more appropriately addressed in a cookbook than in a book about herbs. This beverage is probably the most frequently consumed in the world after plain water. To be sure, it has the requisite ancient history, with its use going back more than three thousan…

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              Looking for our popular health guides, green body care products, episodes of our radio shows or our best selling books? You’ve come to the right place. Browse the popular products listed below, or click “View Store” to see more.

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              Blood Pressure Treatment

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              Eight pages on the pros and cons of the various medicines used to lower blood pressure. Details on non-drug approaches t...

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              The Word Exchange: A Novel

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              This dystopian thriller features a fictitious epidemic of word flu that renders people incapable of communicating verbal...

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              Show 963: Easing Joint Pain without Surgery

              Joint pain can be relieved without surgery by using physical medicine methods including yoga and prolotherapy.

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