Joe Graedon began providing commentaries on health to National Public Radio in 1977 from his host station, WUNC-FM in Chapel Hill, NC. The People’s Pharmacy health talk program first aired on WUNC in 1981 and is now syndicated to more than 150 public radio outlets around the country.

The Graedons have published 19 books, and one or both of the Graedons have appeared on Dateline, 20/20, Good Morning America, Today, Extra, NBC Nightly News, Dr. Oz, The Tonight Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, as well as many other nationally televised shows.

Their syndicated column is read in major newspapers across the country, including in cities such as Albuquerque, Atlanta, Baltimore, Buffalo, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Raleigh, San Antonio, Seattle, St. Louis, and Tampa/St. Petersburg. They have also contributed to articles in Prevention, The New York Times and Fortune.

Television and Radio Appearances:

Nightline on ABC News

A Healthy You with Carol Alt on Fox News

North Carolina People with William Friday on UNC-TV

North Carolina Bookwatch with D.G. Martin on UNC-TV

Radio & Audio Interviews


Meet Joe and Terry Graedon on The State of Things with Frank Stasio


Bob Edwards Weekend Interview

Parts 1, 2 & 3:


Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins: Tapping Grandma’s wisdom


In Print

1000 & COUNTING: The People’s Pharmacy celebrates 1,000th episode, The Herald Sun, Jul. 24, 2015

Hospital patients need advocates, The Charlotte Observer, July 22, 2015

Books from The People’s Pharmacy┬«

  • The People’s Pharmacy: A Guide to Prescription Drugs, Home Remedies, and Over-the-Counter Medications (St. Martin’s Press, 1976)
  • The People’s Pharmacy 2 (Avon, 1980)
  • Joe Graedon’s The New People’s Pharmacy: Drug Breakthroughs of the ’80s (Bantam, 1985)
  • The People’s Pharmacy, Totally New and Revised
  • (St. Martin’s Press, 1985)
  • 50+: The Graedons’ People’s Pharmacy for Older Adults (Bantam, 1988)
  • Graedons’ Best Medicine: From Herbal Remedies to High-Tech Rx Breakthroughs (Bantam, 1991)
  • The Aspirin Handbook: A User’s Guide to the Breakthrough Drug of the ’90s (Bantam, 1993) with Tom Ferguson, MD
  • No Deadly Drug (Pocket Books, 1992), a novel by Joe Graedon and Tom Ferguson, MD
  • The People’s Guide to Deadly Drug Interactions: How to Protect Yourself from Life-Threatening Drug/Drug, Drug/Food, Drug/Vitamin Combinations (St. Martin’s Press, 1995)
  • The People’s Pharmacy, Completely New and Revised (St. Martin’s Press, 1996, 1998)
  • Dangerous Drug Interactions: How to Protect Yourself from Harmful Drug/Drug, Drug/Food, Drug/Vitamin Combinations (St. Martin’s Press, 1999)
  • The People’s Pharmacy Guide to Home and Herbal Remedies (St. Martin’s Press, 1999)
  • Chocolate Without Guilt (Graedon Enterprises, 2002)
  • A cookbook by Terry Graedon and Kit Gruelle
  • Best Choices from The People’s Pharmacy (Rodale, 2006, 2007)
  • Favorite Home Remedies from The People’s Pharmacy (Graedon Enterprises, 2008)
  • Favorite Foods from The People’s Pharmacy: Mother Nature’s Medicine (Graedon Enterprises, 2009)
  • Recipes & Remedies from The People’s Pharmacy (Graedon Enterprises, 2010)
  • The People’s Pharmacy Quick & Handy Home Remedies (National Geographic, 2011)
  • Top Screwups Doctors Make and How to Avoid Them (Crown, 2011)

Schedule an Event or Speaking Engagement with The Graedons

Thank you for considering Joe and Terry Graedon for your event. They frequently speak to health professionals and the public on a wide range of health topics. Although they like to tailor their talks to the special interests of the groups they are interacting with, here is a list of favorite subjects:

  • Tapping Grandma’s Wisdom: Home Remedies & Healthy Living–Were the Old Wives Right?
  • The Pros and Cons of Drugs and Home Remedies: What Really Matters for Health
  • Making Sense of Confusing Health Headlines
  • Overdiagnosis & Overtreatment: Medical Flip Flops that Frustrate
  • Staying Healthy as We Grow Older: Conscious Aging–The Journey of a Lifetime
  • Medical Mistakes: Avoiding Dangers in the Hospital, Pharmacy, and Doctor’s Office
  • Taking Charge of Your Health: Participatory Care: Re-Thinking Successful Strategies for Changing Lifestyle Behaviors
  • Preventing Dangerous Drug Interactions
  • Protecting Your Patients: Herb & Prescription Medication Interactions
  • Alternative Medicine, Dietary Supplements, and Over-the-Counter Medications
  • Dietary Supplements for Diabetes
  • Dealing with Sleep Loss and Depression
  • Dietary supplements: Helpful or Harmful–Drug, Herb, and Nutrient Interactions and Adverse Reactions

If you would like to contact the Graedon’s regarding a possible speaking engagement, use the form below and select “Speaking engagement” under ‘reason for contact’.

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