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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.

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.

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.

Female Sexuality

Download information on an anti-depressant that stimulates sexuality rather than ruining it. Pros and cons of testosterone and other treatments for low libido.

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Download tips for beating insomnia: foods to avoid, foods that help, herbal remedies, sleeping pills. Our sleep guide includes drugs that may cause insomnia. Sleeping problems.

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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.

  • Carvedilol

    Coreg is used to treat congestive heart failure and hypertension. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=8113Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coreg …

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    • Amoxicillin

      Overview Polymox closely resembles other penicillin-type antibiotics. This medicine is frequently prescribed because of its broad-spectrum activity against a large number of bacteria. Polymox is effective in fighting infections in many parts of the body including the urinary tract, lungs, ears, thro…

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      • Fluconazole

        Overview Diflucan is the first in a group of antifungal medicines that also includes Nizoral and Sporanox. It is prescribed as a single-dose treatment for vaginal yeast infections. It is also used to treat thrush and has been prescribed for cryptococcal meningitis in patients with HIV. Side Effects …

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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!

        • Boswellia

          Frankincense, like myrrh, is featured in the Bible story about the three wise men visiting the infant Jesus. Like myrrh, frankincense is a resin from a tree in the family Burseraceae. (Guggul is another resin from *Boswellia carteri*, a tree in that family.) Frankincense comes from *Boswellia sacra*…

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          • Milk Thistle

            Milk thistle, also referred to as St. Mary's thistle, lady thistle, or holy thistle, originated in the Mediterranean region and was grown and used as a vegetable throughout Europe. It was brought to the United States and has adapted to life in the wild in California and along the East Coast. It is a…

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            • 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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