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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.

Drug Safety Questionnaire + Medical History

Our free drug safety questionnaire helps you get critical information from your doctor or pharmacist. Just print the questionnaire, take it with you, and have the doctor or pharmacist fill it...

Leg Pain

Download the 6-page guide to nutrients and exercise to help you cope with leg cramps and restless leg syndrome.

Colds, Coughs & the Flu

Download 8 pages of natural approaches to treating colds, including zinc, vitamin C and herbs. Recipes for ginger tea, hot toddies and a powerful chicken soup.

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.

  • Tacrine

    Overview Although Cognex is by no means a brand-new drug, it has only recently been approved for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease. This medication is not a cure, and not all patients respond well.For some, however, Cognex can slow the mental deterioration associated with this dread disease. A sm…

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    • Tamsulosin

      Flomax is used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=5763Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flomax …

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      • Norgestimate/Ethinyl Estradiol

        Orhto Tri-Cyclen is an oral contraceptive for women. Full prescribing information is available at: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=5081Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ortho_Tri-Cyclen …

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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!

        • Slippery Elm

          Slippery elm trees are native to North America and grow in moist but not waterlogged woods of eastern Canada and the United States. The colonists were familiar with the use of bark from other elm species to treat coughs and sore throats in England and as a poultice for broken bones or wounds. It was…

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          • Goldenseal

            This perennial plant grows wild in wooded areas of North America, from New England to the southern Appalachians, and west to Arkansas and Minnesota. The Cherokee and the Iroquois had many medicinal uses for goldenseal. Settlers learned some of these traditions, but surprisingly little research has b…

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            • Aloe Vera

              There are nearly five hundred species of aloe, a type of plant that originated in southern Africa, near the Cape of Good Hope. The use of aloe goes back in history. There are pictures of aloe plants on some Egyptian temples. The Greek physician Dioscorides wrote of its benefits to heal wounds and tr…

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              Blood Pressure Treatment

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              Eight pages on the pros and cons of the various medicines used to lower blood pressure. Details on non-drug approaches t...

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              Saving Money on Medicine

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