Your Tongue Tells a Story

2014-06-28T21:54:47+00:00

Dear Pharmacist, Sometimes my tongue gets bald, red patches, or thick yellowish coatings on it. I can’t figure out why this happens, or what it means. My tongue looks nasty. Suzy, I don’t know who else to ask since it’s very embarrassing. My doctor says that it’s nothing to worry about. Do you agree? – A.P., Ocala, Florida  

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Your Tongue Tells a Story 2014-06-28T21:54:47+00:00

Why Some “Gold Standard” Medications Scare Me

2014-06-27T23:02:56+00:00

Dear Pharmacist, I just became a pharmacist and started reading your syndicated column. Your emphasis is usually centered around the benefits of vitamins, minerals or alternative treatments, as compared to prescription medications. Why don't you recommend more of our gold standard pharmaceuticals which are FDA approved, unlike nutritional supplements? –JK, Gainesville, Florida  

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Why Some “Gold Standard” Medications Scare Me 2014-06-27T23:02:56+00:00

LIST OF GLUTEN-FREE MEDICATIONS, AND VITAMINS

2014-06-10T12:09:01+00:00

Certain name brands, including physician-formulated brands, work extremely hard to keep their products free of common allergens, including gluten. I can’t vouch for every single product for every category, but there are companies worth paying extra for because they are “cleaner” in terms of common allergens, binder, fillers and other excipients. Among the best are:

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LIST OF GLUTEN-FREE MEDICATIONS, AND VITAMINS 2014-06-10T12:09:01+00:00

Memory Enhancing Tips & Supplements

2014-04-21T22:07:23+00:00

Dear Pharmacist, Recently I saw a major network news program about researchers looking for drugs to prevent Alzheimer’s. The doctors interviewed didn’t mention diet and exercise. Both my parents had dementia. I’m scared of it happening to me. –A.F., Chicago, Illinois  

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Memory Enhancing Tips & Supplements 2014-04-21T22:07:23+00:00

New arrivals in 2013 – Medications and Supplements

2013-12-30T21:38:43+00:00

Dear Readers, Here are some interesting new items that became available for 2013 in the United States. My column is printed in various languages so I apologize that I’ve only listed English brand names, please ask your local pharmacist for translations. Happy new year! Love, Suzy  

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New arrivals in 2013 – Medications and Supplements 2013-12-30T21:38:43+00:00