Joe Graedon, MS

Joe Graedon, MS, a pharmacologist, and Terry Graedon, PhD, a medical anthropologist. The Graedons are coauthors of The People’s Pharmacy Quick & Handy Home Remedies and cohosts of The People’s Pharmacy public radio program. Joe Graedon is an adjunct assistant professor in the division of practice advancement and clinical education at the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy at Chapel Hill, and Terry Graedon is a founding member of Duke University Health System’s Patient Advocacy Council, Durham.

Generic Medicine

Generic Drugs: They’re Not as Safe as You Think

Every year, doctors in the US write nearly six billion prescriptions...


The Dangers of Antidepressants No One Is Talking About — With Joe Graedon

More than 40 million people over age 12 are on antidepressants in the US.


Your Prescription May Not Have Been Tested: Exploring the World of Off Label Drugs – with Joe Graedon

Joe Graedon joins Bottom Line President Sarah Hiner to discuss the common and risky practice of off label drug use.

Diseases & Conditions

Surprising Food Cures   

How to use the natural pharmacy in your kitchen... “Let food be your medicine,” Hippocrates once said. And judging from…

Health Care Professionals

Lyme, Alzheimer’s and Other Conditions Doctors Often Misdiagnose

Here are the conditions most commonly misdiagnosed… As the recent outbreak of fungal meningitis has so clearly shown, certain medical…

Health Care Professionals

How Not to Die of a Misdiagnosis: You Can Help Your Doctor Get it Right

Millions of patients each year are misdiagnosed and treated for the wrong disease. A report in The Journal of the…

Drug Interactions

What You May Not Know About Grapefruit and Drugs

Most people know that grapefruit and grapefruit juice can interfere with medications, but did you know that you might have…


Generic Drug Dangers

More Side Effects... Less Effective? Generic drugs cost 30% to 80% less than their brand-name counterparts and most people feel…


Hidden Side Effects

A medication you're taking could be raising your blood pressure…hurting your vision…even ruining your memory When doctors prescribe medication, the…