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People’s Pharmacy: Ketamine reversed years of depression

I’ve suffered long enough and have grappled with suicide for years. That’s all gone now. This medication saved my life.


People’s Pharmacy: Ongoing confusion over grapefruit’s interaction with medications

The world’s leading expert on this interaction notes that “all forms of the fruit (freshly squeezed juice, frozen concentrate and whole fruit) have the potential to reduce the activity of …


People’s Pharmacy: Getting off Effexor proves challenging

People’s Pharmacy advice column for Thursday, March 21, 2019.


People’s Pharmacy: PPI for GERD makes kidney disease worse

People’s Pharmacy advice column for Thursday, March 14, 2019.


People’s Pharmacy: Which anesthetic is less likely to cause post-op confusion?

The People’s Pharmacy advice column for Thursday, Feb. 23, 2019.


People’s Pharmacy: Doctor objects to baking soda for indigestion

People’s Pharmacy advice column for Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019.


People’s Pharmacy: Naltrexone helps overcome compulsion to pull out hair

People’s Pharmacy advice column for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.


People’s Pharmacy: How effective is the Shingrix shingles vaccine?

People’s Pharmacy


People’s Pharmacy: Chewing sugar-free gum to stay awake on the road

The People’s Pharmacy advice column for Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018.


People’s Pharmacy: Will breast cancer drug work if shipped incorrectly?

People’s Pharmacy advice column for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018.


People’s Pharmacy: Pharmacy error caused months of misery

People’s Pharmacy column for Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018.


People’s Pharmacy: Will Viagra lead to vision loss?

The People’s Pharmacy advice column for Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018.


People’s Pharmacy: Did antihistamine increase risk of dementia?

People’s pharmacy advice column for Thursday, May 17, 2018.


People’s pharmacy: Calcium for bones led to agonizing constipation

People’s pharmacy column for the week of April 9, 2018.


People’s pharmacy: Are mail-order medicines ruined by weather?

The People’s Pharmacy advice column for April 2, 2018.


The People’s Pharmacy: Do flu shots make influenza less severe?

The People’s pharmacy advice column for Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018.


People’s pharmacy: Are statins linked to memory problems?

Q. I read somewhere about a statin that is not fat-soluble and doesn’t cross the blood-brain barrier. Unfortunately, I forgot the name. I am currently taking simvastatin and have noticed …


People’s pharmacy: Cough syrup, antidepressant cause scary interaction

People’s pharmacy column for Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018.


People’s pharmacy: How good are gummy supplements?

After testing gummy multivitamins, it reported that “some gummy supplements – particularly gummy multivitamins – do not contain their listed amounts of vitamins or minerals, or contain impurities.”


People’s pharmacy: New generic Viagra should help men save money

People’s pharmacy column for Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017.


People’s pharmacy: Asthma inhaler leaves reader too hoarse to talk

People’s pharmacy advice column for Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017.


People’s pharmacy: Fighting off flu with Tamiflu

Q. Please remind your readers that there is an effective anti-flu medicine, Tamiflu. Two days ago, I noticed a sore throat coming on, and before long I was sniffling, sneezing, …


People’s Pharmacy: Heartburn drugs are linked to depression

People’s pharmacy column for Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017.


People’s pharmacy: Drug leads to gambling, compulsive shopping

People’s pharmacy column for Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.


The People’s Pharmacy: Homemade “ginger ale” helps heartburn

Baking soda and ginger both have a long history as treatments for heartburn.


The People’s Pharmacy: Antidepressant restores sexual enjoyment

Wellbutrin once was called “the sex pill” because a controlled trial showed that the antidepressant improved libido and sexual satisfaction (Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, Winter 1987).


People’s Pharmacy: Generic drugs can be pricier in Canada

People’s Pharmacy advice column for Tuesday, April 4, 2017


People’s Pharmacy: Splitting pills may be more dangerous than you think

One study of pill-splitting found that volunteers who cut hydrochlorothiazide tablets in two pieces ended up with almost half of the pieces of this diuretic the wrong size.


People’s Pharmacy: Do bread and sandwiches cause you gas?

People’s Pharmacy advice column for Tuesday, March 14, 2017


People’s Pharmacy: New worries surface about heartburn drugs and kidney damage

People’s Pharmacy health advice column for Tuesday, March 7, 2017