People's Pharmacy on RADIO IQ
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.
Thursday, March 26, 2015 1:50pmHeated disagreements about whether or not Americans all need to reduce their salt intake have reached the Wall Street Journal. Many public health agencies recommend that we cut back on salt to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. But how well does that approach work? We talk with contrarian […]
Thursday, March 19, 2015 5:35pmAn amazing number of American youngsters is considered to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). In some states, CDC data show that more than 10 percent of school children carries this diagnosis. Alternatives to Ritalin The usual treatments for ADHD are stimulant drugs such as Adderall, Concerta and Ritalin. While they can be helpful in […]
Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:47pmA recent investigation by the New York Attorney General’s office provoked scandalized headlines. They indicated that important herbal supplements from four major retailers did not actually contain the herbs they purported to provide. What was detected by the DNA barcode test was rice, soy or wheat, possibly used as fillers. But was the DNA barcode […]
Thursday, March 5, 2015 3:44pmAmericans tend to equate more tests and more aggressive treatment with better quality care. This approach does result in more expensive care. The US spends more on health care per capita than any other country in the world. But we lag behind other industrialized nations on important measures of public health. Challenging Assumptions Many of […]
Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:17pmAntidepressant medications have become part of popular culture ever since Prozac came on the market in the mid-1980s. Only those who have weathered a suicidal crisis themselves or watched a loved one face such an emergency may truly appreciate how inadequate our current antidepressants are in such circumstances. Ketamine An old drug, ketamine, is now […]