Pharmacologist Joe Graedon, MS, and medical anthropologist Teresa Graedon, PhD, are authors of the syndicated newspaper column The People's Pharmacy, with a nationwide audience that exceeds 6 million readers. Their syndicated radio show of the same name is broadcast worldwide. Between them they have written numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller The People's Pharmacy. In 2003 Joe and Terry received the Alvarez Award at the 63rd annual conference of the American Medical Writers Association for "excellence in medical communications." They also were the recipients of the America Talks Health "Health Headliner of 1998" award for "superior contribution to the advancement of medicine and public health education." They reside in North Carolina.