People's Pharmacy on RADIO IQ

Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 p.m. on RADIO IQ
Joe and Terry Graedon

Everything from home remedies to the latest break-through drugs are discussed each weekend on The People’s Pharmacy. Pharmacologist Joe Graedon and medical anthropologist Terry Graedon talk to leading experts to discuss issues relating to drugs, herbs, home remedies, vitamins and related health topics. And they take calls from listeners. The People’s Pharmacy airs live Saturday mornings at 7:00 on WVTF. The program is rebroadcast on RADIO IQ and RADIO IQ With BBC Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 pm.

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Program Headlines

  • Thursday, December 18, 2014 6:35pm
    Living in the modern world means being exposed to a great many chemical compounds, from those in our shampoo to the ones that make up that unforgettable new-car smell. The safety of many of these compounds is unknown, but others have recognized toxicity. And simple actions, like eating soup from a can, could raise our […]
  • Thursday, December 11, 2014 4:12pm
    The 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 5:20pm
    At 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 3:40pm
    Is 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 4:45pm
    According 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 […]