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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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Recent Radio Shows

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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.

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.

Alternatives for Arthritis

According to the Arthritis Foundation, 70 million Americans (one in three adults) suffer from arthritis. Prescribed medications have potential side effects, but there are ways to cope with the pain.

Leg Pain

Download the 6-page guide to nutrients and exercise to help you cope with leg cramps and restless leg syndrome.

Smelly Feet

Download 2 pages of soaks to reduce sweating, a military secret for smelly feet, and athletes' foot solutions.

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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.

  • Risedronate

    Actonel is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. It is also prescribed to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=7348Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly info…

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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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      • Lovastatin

        Overview Mevacor is prescribed primarily to lower cholesterol. Heart specialists recognize that coronary artery disease is associated with certain risk factors, including high serum cholesterol, bad LDL cholesterol, elevated triglycerides and reduced levels of protective HDL cholesterol. Diet, exerc…

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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!

        • Arnica

          _Arnica montana_ is a perennial flowering plant native to southern Russia and other mountainous areas in Europe. In Germany, _A. montana_ is a protected species, so the pharmacopoeia there includes the very similar species _A. chamissonis._ (French and Swiss pharmacopoeias do not permit this substit…

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          • Echinacea

            Echinacea is the name of a genus of native North American plants with reddish or purplish flowers. There are nine species, but only three of them (E. angustifolia, E. pallida, E. purpurea) are used as botanical medicines. Gardeners may recognize echinacea as the purple coneflower. Echinacea was used…

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            • Saw Palmetto

              Saw palmetto, also called sabal palm, grows in the southeastern United States. Its dark berries were traditionally made into a tea and taken for urinary problems or sexual difficulties. During much of the nineteenth century, saw palmetto berry extract was included in the National Formulary, a list o…

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