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This Week's Radio Show: 876 The Great Vitamin Debate


Tune in to our radio show on your local public radio station, or sign up for the podcast and listen at your leisure. Here's what it's about: For years, doctors have been divided on the value of vitamin supplements. Many...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/10/13/876-the-great-vitamin-debate/

Slippery Sex With Corn Huskers Lotion


Q. What is good for vaginal dryness? I have been having this problem for six months and the medications doctors have offered have not been helpful. I do not want to take hormone replacement therapy in any form, oral or...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/10/11/slippery-sex-with-corn-huskers-lotion/

Did Zocor (simvastatin) Cause Back, Hip, Leg Pain?


Q. I started taking 10 mg of Zocor (simvastatin) four years ago. At that time I was in good physical condition. I would exercise regularly after work. Since that time I have aged rapidly and am not capable of working...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/10/11/did-zocor-simvastatin-cause-back-hip-leg-pain/

Contaminated Steroid Injections in Other Joints?


Q. Five weeks ago I was given a steroid shot in my right hip. For three weeks afterwards I had severe pain in the back of my head. My vision was blurry. I had such pain in my body that...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/10/11/contaminated-steroid-injections-in-other-joints/


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Meningitis Epidemic Raises Quality Control Questions


The deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated spinal injections is spurring calls for FDA oversight of compounded drugs. These are medications that are created or repackaged outside of the usual pharmaceutical manufacturing process. Historically, pharmacists actually formulated many of the...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/10/11/meningitis-epidemic-raises-quality-control-questions/

 

Antidepressant Pulled Off Market


The FDA has taken the unprecedented step of making a manufacturer withdraw its generic antidepressant from the market. Budeprion XL 300 was a branded generic that was introduced in 2006 after the antidepressant Wellbutrin XL 300 lost its patent. Many...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/10/11/antidepressant-pulled-off-market/

 

BPA During Pregnancy


Bisphenol A or BPA is considered an endocrine disruptor because it can mimic estrogen. New research suggests it may also have an impact on the thyroid gland. Scientists measured BPA levels in pregnant women and then tested the mothers and...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/10/11/bpa-during-pregnancy/

 

OTC Pain Pills Linked to Hearing Loss


Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen are taken daily by millions of Americans. Because they are available without a prescription most people believe they are completely safe. Research has suggested, however, that such analgesics may cause a range of...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/10/11/otc-pain-pills-linked-to-hearing-loss/

 

Botox for Bladder Control


Many older women take medications such as tolterodine (Detrol) or oxybutynin (Ditropan) for bladder control. While these drugs can help, they also have uncomfortable side effects such as dry mouth, dry eyes, constipation or confusion. A clinical trial shows that...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2012/10/11/botox-for-bladder-control/

 


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