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Latest Drug Side Effect Information

Prescription 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 recording 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 and experience in to quick guides that you can use to make informed health choices and take control of your treatment options.

Drug and Alcohol Interactions

Download guide on medications that contain alcohol & drugs that raise blood alcohol levels. Interactions with cold and allergy remedies as well as prescription medicines.

Drug and Nutrient Interactions

Download the guide to which drugs increase nutrient requirements -- and which, like Synthroid or tetracycline, are inactivated by common supplements like iron or calcium.

Skin Care and Treatment

Download home remedies and medicines for acne and excessive sweating. Oxybenzone-free sunscreens. Coping with dry skin, eczema, wrinkles and psoriasis. Inexpensive barnyard beauty aids.

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 prescribed, or considering asking your doctor about a new medication? Brush up on the facts in our drug library.

  • Alendronate

    Overview Fosamax is prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Doctors prescribe it to increase bone mass in men with osteoporosis. It is also used to treat a fairly rare condition, Paget's disease of bone. Bone is constantly being "remodeled," broken down by …

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    • Furosemide

      Overview Furosemide, sometimes prescribed under the brand name Lasix, is a potent diuretic, or water pill. It is used to treat high blood pressure as well as a number of serious conditions in which fluid builds up in body tissues Side Effects and Interactions People on furosemide may feel dizzy or f…

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      • Erythromycin

        Overview E-Mycin is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that is effective against a large number of bacteria. It helps fight infections in many places in the body including the urinary, genital and digestive tracts, lungs, heart, ears, throat and skin. Side Effects and Interactions The most frequent side ef…

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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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          • Red Clover

            This familiar plant is native to Europe, northern Africa, and central Asia, but red clover is also grown for pasturage and as a rotation crop in the Americas and Australia. (Nodules on the roots fix nitrogen, enhancing the soil.) American children traditionally love hunting in a patch of red clover …

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            • Cranberry

              Cranberries are a traditional part of the Thanksgiving feast in America, where V. macrocarpon is part of the native flora. Recent interest in cranberries, however, goes beyond sauce or relish. A traditional women's belief (or old wives' tale) that cranberry juice can be beneficial for urinary tract …

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