The People's Pharmacy
Joe and Terry Graedon have become two of the nation's leading health care authorities. With backgrounds in pharmacology, nutrition, and medical anthropology, the Graedons have joined forces to explore the most interesting, compelling, and controversial health and medical issues of our time. And they do it in a fun and entertaining way. The People's Pharmacy features nationally recognized authorities on medicine, mental health, nutrition, fitness, and related issues. Guests discuss current issues and answer call-in questions from listeners.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 4:12pmThe FDA has insisted for years that generic drugs are identical to their brand-name counterparts. Physician and medical historian Jeremy Greene writes: “Generic drugs never were–and still are not–exactly the same as their brand-name counterparts, but they are similar in ways we deem to be important.” We discuss the value of generic drugs and the […]
Thursday, December 4, 2014 5:20pmAt some point during our lives, most of us will have at least one episode of back pain. Sharp or dull, the pain can come on at an unexpected moment and dominate our lives for days or weeks, until it disappears as mysteriously as it came. When Pain Becomes Chronic For some people, however, low […]
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 3:40pmIs rest a waste of time? Many of us think so, but burning the candle at both ends has its costs. Eventually, the result is burnout along with physical and emotional exhaustion. Balancing Rest and Activity While sleep is crucial for good health, sleep alone may not suffice to restore health. Dr. Matthew Edlund believes […]
Thursday, November 20, 2014 4:45pmAccording to a new global survey, older adults in the United States take more drugs for more chronic health problems than seniors in ten other countries. Why do so many people suffer with chronic illnesses as they age? The diseases that afflict them are due in part to genetic susceptibility for heart disease, diabetes or […]
Thursday, November 13, 2014 3:15pmHydrocodone Painkillers Last month, the Drug Enforcement Administration changed its classification of hydrocodone containing pain relievers. The new rules will make it more difficult for some patients to get their medications. What will they mean for you? Movember By now, everyone is pretty well aware that October is colored pink to draw attention to breast […]