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People's Pharmacy Alerts: April 2012

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Every once in a while a visitor to our website shares a remedy that surprises and delights us even if we can't find any scientific support for it. Then along comes extraordinary research from highly respected scientists that confirms something... (Read More)
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Serotonin has become a household word, thanks to Prozac (fluoxetine). Millions of people take this popular antidepressant or related drugs such as Zoloft (sertraline) and Paxil (paroxetine) every day. These medications are known scientifically as SSRIs: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.... (Read More)
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Every once in awhile a visitor sends in a home remedy that catches national attention. Last week Jay Leno featured "Molasses for Asses" in his headline segment. To find our 15 seconds of fame scan ahead to about 10 minutes... (Read More)
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Prednisone (and similar corticosteroids) can be a life saving drug. It saved my sanity when I developed sudden hearing loss in one ear. That was a really scary experience for someone who depends on hearing to be able to do... (Read More)
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The FDA has once again rejected the "PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE" when it comes to BPA (bisphenol-A). In a nutshell, the precautionary principle represents a cautious regulatory attitude when there is a possible risk to the public health. Even if there isn't... (Read More)