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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.
Q. I began taking meloxicam in April for inflammation. By June my stomach was so messed up I couldn't stand it. My pain doctor switched… Read More
Q. My doctor recently suggested that I should start taking metformin to help prevent a recurrence of prostate cancer. When I looked the drug up… Read More
Popular Home Remedies
There’s more to creating lasting health than swallowing pills, and we’re passionate about sharing these alternatives. Does your ailment require a perscription, or just a little TLC from your garden? Find out here.
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Q. My husband is very interested in the remedy with raisins and gin. He is really suffering with arthritis in both knees.He takes ibuprofen or naproxen but neither helps that much. He has seen an orthopedic surgeon, but he’s not ready for knee replacement yet. Short of surgery, he is willing t…Read More
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Q. Your radio program on Why We Get Fat with Gary Taubes may have changed our lives. As overweight middle-agers, we need to slim down. I bought his book the next day and reading it has given me a new perspective on food. We lost weight in the past with both the South Beach and Atkins diets but we ne…Read More
- Alternative Health
The phrase first aid conjures up images of gauze, tape, bandages and antibiotic ointment. This is the time of year when outdoor adventures and family vacations often create a need for first aid. Biking accidents, bug bites, blisters from hikes, scraped knees and knuckles, and rashes from close encou…Read More
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!
More than a million Americans suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are usually considered autoimmune conditions, although it is not… Listen to this Show
Do home remedies have a role in skin care? Dan Siegel, MD, says that dermatologists can find a lot of medicinal uses for botanical products,… Listen to this Show
Most of us have experienced the frustration of a phone tree that seems designed to keep us from speaking to the person who could actually… Listen to this Show
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.
What symptoms signal an underactive or overactive thyroid? Download the Guide to Thyroid Hormones with everything you need to know about testing, treatment, and side effects. The latest on thyroid and osteoporosis.
Download 8 pages on how to safely buy prescription drugs from Canada, assess generic drugs, qualify for free medicine from drug companies, and more.
Download important drug interaction information on this popular, life-saving medicine. What's the best and safest aspirin dose?
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.
Focalin XR is used to treat Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=9376Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focalin …Helps with:
Overview Glucophage is a relatively recent diabetes medicine in the U.S., although it has been available in other countries for over a decade. It is prescribed to people with NIDDM, or "adult onset" diabetes. Although it lowers blood sugar both right after meals and between meals, it works differ…Helps with:
Ortho Evra is a transdermal contraceptive patch for women. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=8572Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ortho_evra …Helps with:
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!
Horse chestnut trees originated in northern India, the Caucasus, and northern Greece but have long been grown throughout Europe. Relatives in the same genus grow in the United States as California buckeye (A. californica) and Ohio buckeye (A. glabra). The seeds of these plants are toxic, however. Ho…Helps with:
S. canadensis, the American elder, is a large shrub native to North America. It bears white flowers early in the summer and dark, almost black, berries in the late summer. Both the flowers and the berries have been used as food and for making wine. According to James Duke, "Elder Blow [flower] wine …Helps with:
The term "dong quai" (a Chinese name that is sometimes transliterated tang-kuei or dang-gui) refers to a plant known either as A. polymorpha var. sinensis or simply as A. sinensis. As the name suggests, this member of the celery family comes out of the traditional Chinese pharmacopoeia. In China, it…Helps with:
Trending Health Concerns
We’ve got thousands of articles on health concerns from Diabetes to Cancer, Heart Disease and Arthritis. If you’ve got questions about a health condition, chances are we’ve got you covered. Start with the articles listed here, or click “View All Health Concerns” to see more.
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Download the guide to pros and cons of popular antidepressants; advice on getting off drugs like Cymbalta, Effexor or Pa...View Product
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