For more than four decades, Joe and Terry Graedon have been teaching, writing, and broadcasting information to help people make informed decisions about their health.
This website provides insights not found anywhere else about the pros and cons of prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Visitors share stories about side effects, interactions, and generic drug complications that often haven’t yet reached the FDA.
You will discover details on home remedies, too: foods, herbs, and supplements that can ease the symptoms of common ailments. The People’s Pharmacy community of readers also reports valuable experiences about affordable alternative treatments that might help solve a problem without a prescription.
Empowering you to make wise decisions about your own health, by providing you with essential health information about both medical and alternative treatment options.
Who are the Graedons?
Master of Science degree in pharmacology from the University of Michigan, 1971
Syndicated newspaper columnist, King Features Syndicate since 1978
Co-host of The People’s Pharmacy public radio program since 1981
Adjunct assistant professor, Division of Practice Advancement and Clinical Education, University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy at Chapel Hill since 1986
Founding member of the Society for Participatory Medicine
Co-editor of the Journal of Participatory Medicine
Founding member of Patient Advocacy Council and member of the Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Committee of the Duke University Health System from 2003 to 2011
Doctor of Humane Letters Honoris Causa from Long Island University in 2006 as “one of the country’s leading drug experts for the consumer”
Fellow in Pharmaceutical Sciences of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for “exceptional contribution to the communication of the rational use of pharmaceutical products and an understanding of health issues to the public” in 2005
Member of the Board of Visitors at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at Chapel Hill since 1989
We respect people’s ability to make informed decisions about their health
We communicate and act with honesty and integrity
We strive to provide information in a clear, understandable, friendly and compelling manner
We are dedicated to a vision of the world in which individuals and institutions are committed to serving people fairly and with compassion and in which people learn from and support each other
Awards & Affiliations:
2013 Bachrach Lecture for the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine
Members of the North Carolina Consortium of Natural Medicine and Public Health
2003 Alvarez Award from American Medical Writers Association for “Excellence in Medical Communications”
Editorial advisors, Prevention magazine
Advisory Board Member of the American Botanical Council (Herbalgram)
Health Headliner of 1998 Award from America Talks Health for “superior contribution to the advancement of medicine and public health education”
Silver Award from The Corporation for Public Broadcasting for producing and hosting The People’s Pharmacy radio show on WUNC-FM in the Public Affairs Category, 1992
Consultant to the Federal Trade Commission on Non-Prescription Drug Advertising and Rule Making: 1978-1983
Medical Self-Care Award for excellence in writing and publishing in the area of medical self-care; the editors of Self-Care Magazine: 1976
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