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This Week's Radio Show: 888 Movement for Mood and Wellbeing


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: Exercise has long been recognized as critical for maintaining a healthy heart and...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/12/888-movement-for-mood-and-wellbeing/

Welcome to The People's Pharmacy Store


The People's Pharmacy has been your trusted healthcare advocate and adviser for more than three decades. Through our award-winning public radio program, nationally syndicated weekly newspaper column, and bestselling books, we strive to give you the information you need to...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/11/welcome-to-the-peoples-pharmacy-store-1/

Generic Drug Equivalency Coming Unraveled


For decades, we were told by the FDA, physicians, pharmacists and consumer organizations that generic drugs were "identical" to their brand name equivalents. We believed them. In fact, we led the charge ourselves. We absolutely believed that generic drugs were...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/10/generic-drug-equivalency-coming-unraveled/

FDA Lowers Dose of Popular Sleeping Pill


Zolpidem is one of the most popular sleeping pills in the pharmacy. According to IMS Health, an organization that tracks such things, nearly 40 million zolpidem prescriptions were dispensed last year. It is sold under a variety of names including...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/10/fda-lowers-dose-of-popular-sleeping-pill-ambien-zolpidem/


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Influenza Hits Hard


Influenza is hitting hard across the country. The season started early and now hospitals are having a hard time keeping up with the tidal wave of severely sick people. Emergency rooms are overflowing with patients. According to the Centers for...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/10/influenza-hits-hard/

 

Flu Medicine Approved for Babies


The FDA first approved Tamiflu to treat influenza in adults in 1999. It was later given the green light for children over one year of age. Now the Food and Drug Administration has just extended the accepted use of this...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/10/flu-medicine-approved-for-babies/

 

Vitamin D Did Not Solve Knee Pain


People with low levels of vitamin D circulating in their blood stream have been shown in epidemiological studies to be more susceptible to osteoarthritis. Such observational studies have also suggested that higher levels of vitamin D might have a positive...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/10/vitamin-d-did-not-solve-knee-pain/

 

Parkinson's Disease Drug and Problem Behavior


Medications such as Mirapex and Requip, used to treat Parkinson's disease, have an unusual side effect. People taking these medications may experience disturbing compulsions and addictions. There are numerous reports of patients gambling large sums of money or engaging in...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/10/parkinsons-disease-drug-and-problem-behavior/

 

Long-Lasting Sexual Side Effects from Finasteride


Finasteride is a drug that is prescribed to slow hair loss in male pattern baldness and reduce symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland. Several months ago, urologists reported that this medication could cause persistent sexual side effects that might even...

http://www.peoplespharmacy.com/2013/01/10/long-lasting-sexual-side-effects-from-finasteride/

 



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