PEOPLE’S PHARMACY To get a complete evaluation of medicines you’re taking

Q: Where can I get a complete evaluation of the medicines I am taking? There are several with similar side effects, one being nausea. The drugstore doesn’t have the time.

A: Many pharmacists are extremely busy these days, but talking to customers about potential side effects or interactions is part of their professional responsibility. Why not ask if you can make an appointment to speak with the pharmacist? That way there will be adequate time set aside for your questions

Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist and Teresa Graedon is an expert in medical anthropology and nutrition. They can be reached at

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