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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.

Headaches & Migraines

Download 8 pages about the causes of headaches. Migraine triggers, and drug and non-drug treatments for migraines and cluster headaches. Coping with menstrual migraines and sex headaches.

Constipation

Download 4 pages on lifestyle changes, home remedies and medicines for preventing and treating constipation. Pumpkin-Bran Muffin recipe. Joe and Terry's ten tips to combat constipation.

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.

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.

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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.

  • Eszopiclone

    Lunesta is used to treat insomnia. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=8923Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunesta …

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    • Desogestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol and Ethinyl Estradiol

      Kariva is an oral contraceptive for women. More information is available at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kariva …

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      • Ezetimibe

        ZETIA is a cholesterol-lowering drug that may be prescribed alone or with statins. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=9122Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zetia …

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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!

        • Elderberry

          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 …

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          • Slippery Elm

            Slippery elm trees are native to North America and grow in moist but not waterlogged woods of eastern Canada and the United States. The colonists were familiar with the use of bark from other elm species to treat coughs and sore throats in England and as a poultice for broken bones or wounds. It was…

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            • Cayenne

              The Capsicum genus originated in the New World but has been adopted into cuisines around the globe. It contains as many as five species, with an untold number of variants, giving rise not only to the familiar green bell pepper, but also to paprika and a wide range of "hot peppers." The flavors of th…

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