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

The Benefits of Vitamin A

2012-12-04T11:59:10+00:00

  A friend of mine suggested that I get more vitamin A to help my immune system.  I’ve always heard that vitamin D is better. Do you think that’s a good idea? --P.K., Rockwall, Texas

The Benefits of Vitamin A 2012-12-04T11:59:10+00:00

How Drug Muggers Can Slowly Steal the Life Out of You

2010-05-25T18:52:12+00:00

Dear Pharmacist, I bought your Drug Muggers book and learned that coffee is stealing iron from my body. I’ve had chronic fatigue for years, and now that I’m supplementing with the iron, I’m feeling MUCH

How Drug Muggers Can Slowly Steal the Life Out of You 2010-05-25T18:52:12+00:00

Antidepressants Might Lose Effect, Try Something Natural

2009-06-11T11:28:42+00:00

Dear Pharmacist, I take Zoloft for depression. It doesn‘t seem to work as well anymore. I also have a chronic illness, which I’d rather not disclose. Can Zoloft lose it’s effect like this? M.B., Sanibel,

Antidepressants Might Lose Effect, Try Something Natural 2009-06-11T11:28:42+00:00