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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.

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.

Osteoporosis

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

Cholesterol Control & Heart Health

Download the guide: Heart disease is still a top killer, and high cholesterol is an important risk factor. 8 pages on the pros and cons of statins as well as non-statin drugs for cholesterol.

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.

  • Escitalopram

    Lexapro is an antidepressant used to treat major depressive disorder and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=9104Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lexapr…

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    • Norgestimate/Ethinyl Estradiol

      Orhto Tri-Cyclen is an oral contraceptive for women. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=5081Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ortho_Tri-Cyclen …

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      • Estradiol

        Overview Estrogen-like drugs are being used ever more widely to treat a number of conditions associated with menopause and later life in women. In addition to menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes or vaginal dryness, Estrace may also be prescribed to prevent osteoporosis and reduce the risk of hea…

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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!

        • Dong quai

          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…

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          • Black Cohosh

            This plant, native to North American forests, has a number of popular names: bugbane, black snakeroot, rattleroot, and squaw root. It sends up graceful tall spires of white flowers; the black in its common name refers to the root or rhizome, as does cohosh, Algonquian for "rough." Native Americans p…

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            • Senna

              These two shrubs (sometimes considered variants of a single species, C. alexandrina) have a place in medical history going back to the ninth century when Arabian physicians introduced Europeans to this powerful laxative. C. senna, in particular, is native to the Nile in Sudan and Egypt and had been …

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