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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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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.

Thyroid Hormones

What symptoms signal an underactive or overactive thyroid? Download the Guide to Thyroid Hormones with everything you need to know about testing, treatment, and side effects. The latest on thyroid and osteoporosis.

Drugs That Affect Sexuality

Download this guide to medicines that can mess up your love life, lower libido or cause impotence. Discover practical solutions to this common problem.

Smelly Feet

Download 2 pages of soaks to reduce sweating, a military secret for smelly feet, and athletes' foot solutions.

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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.

  • Bupropion

    Overview Even before Prozac, there was Wellbutrin. It was the first of a new generation of antidepressants and was introduced in 1985, almost two years before Prozac received FDA approval. The company started shipping Wellbutrin to pharmacies around the country, but before prescriptions could actual…

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    • Pradaxa Side Effect Problems Revealed: Did the FDA Let Us Down?

      When Pradaxa (dabigatran) was approved by the FDA in 2010 it was hailed as a "major milestone" in reducing the risk of strokes for patients with the irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation (A-fib). Prior to Pradaxa, doctors relied primarily on warfarin (Coumadin) to prevent blood clots end…

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      • Lansoprazole

        Overview Prevacid, like Prilosec, fights acid secretion by blocking the final step. This so-called proton pump is prescribed for the short-term treatment of duodenal ulcer, inflammation of the esophagus due to acid splashback, and for rare conditions of abnormal acidity such as Zollinger-Ellison syn…

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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!

        • Ma Huang

          Ma huang, Chinese ephedra, was used to treat asthma, or at least wheezing, five thousand years ago. The Herbal Classic of the Divine Plowman described it as an herb of "middle class," referring to its perceived usefulness rather than to a social standing. It has been part of the Chinese herbal pharm…

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          • Oregon Grape

            Barberry, B. vulgaris, was highly regarded as a useful and even necessary herb in Europe from Elizabethan times and through the eighteenth century. The English settlers brought it with them to America, where they extended the name and reputation of barberry to natives of the west and Northwest. Thes…

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            • Black Cohosh

              This plant, native to North American forests, has a number of popular names: bugbane, black snakeroot, rattleroot, and squaw root. It sends up graceful tall spires of white flowers; the black in its common name refers to the root or rhizome, as does cohosh, Algonquian for "rough." Native Americans p…

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