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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.

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.

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.

Battling Baldness

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

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.

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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.

  • Modafinil

    Provigil is used to promote wakefulness in those with narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome, and shift work sleep disorder. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=7205Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly informatio…

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    • Rosiglitazone

      Avandia is used to help improve glycemic control in people with type 2 diabetes. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=7972Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avandia …

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      • Telmisartan

        Micardis is an angiotensin II receptor antagonist (ARB) used to lower blood pressure. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=9096Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micardis…

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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!

        • Fennel

          This member of the celery family is a well-known herb native to southern Europe and western Asia, but it was known in ancient China (as xiao hui xiang) as well as in India, Egypt, and Greece. In the Middle Ages it was prized as a vegetable and indeed is appreciated for its flavor today. Colonists br…

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          • Slippery Elm

            Slippery elm trees are native to North America and grow in moist but not waterlogged woods of eastern Canada and the United States. The colonists were familiar with the use of bark from other elm species to treat coughs and sore throats in England and as a poultice for broken bones or wounds. It was…

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            • Bilberry

              "Bilberry" sounds a lot like "blueberry," and for good reason. The bilberry is a European blueberry. American blueberries are Vaccinium corymbosum. Huckleberries and whortleberries are also closely related. Although blueberries in the United States are noted primarily for their excellent contributio…

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