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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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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 & Food Interactions

Download information on killer combinations! Important instructions on how to best take popular drugs like Dyazide, Lanoxin, Coumadin and Zantac

Unique Uses for Vicks

Download 4 pages of ways to use Vicks for toenail fungus, dandruff, cold sores, and more

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.

Menopause

Download the 8-page Guide to Menopause with steps for managing hot flashes, hormonal and non-hormonal approaches, and home remedies for menopausal symptoms.

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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.

  • Loratadine

    Overview Claritin is the third of a new generation of allergy medicines called histamine H1 receptor antagonists. These nonsedating antihistamines are changing the way doctors control allergy symptoms. Until these drugs became available, virtually all oral allergy medicines caused some degree of sed…

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    • Rosuvastatin

      Crestor is one of the statin class of cholesterol-lowering drugs.Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=6243Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crestor…

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      • Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol

        Low-Ogestrel is an oral contraceptive for women. Full prescribing information is available at:http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=4626…

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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!

        • Psyllium

          Psyllium seeds (also known as blond psyllium or ispaghula) are derived from a species of plantain that is native to India and Iran. The seeds are small and reddish-brown, with no distinctive aroma and almost no flavor. They absorb water and become surrounded with mucilage that has excellent emulsify…

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          • Horse Chestnut

            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…

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            • Goldenseal

              This perennial plant grows wild in wooded areas of North America, from New England to the southern Appalachians, and west to Arkansas and Minnesota. The Cherokee and the Iroquois had many medicinal uses for goldenseal. Settlers learned some of these traditions, but surprisingly little research has b…

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