Your Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs-Visit for news on promising new medicines-HOPE for Heart Disease to weight loss and high blood pressure to stroke and cancer to chronic pain. We bring news on medicines that may change your life

Dr. James Joseph Rybacki, Pharm D

Let's make 2016 and every year, the year of EXERCISE as a family medicine, healthy eating as a usual choice and population health as a result! Try to avoid becoming a patient. LIFE CHANGES—if you become a PATIENT and can be a jungle of prescription medicines, medical tests while wondering about safety, side effects, costs and FDA recalls.

More than 100,000 people die EVERY YEAR from misusing medicines or from the medicines themselves? Startling. Here you'll find objective news, opioid drug interactions, latest treatments, stroke and heart attack recovery options and the essential, yet ever changing world of prescription drugs! Almost every day there is breaking FDA news about another approval or problem.

I'm here to help, and I've written Medicines and Your Family and more than a decade of editions of The Essential Guide to Medical News and The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs to help keep you and your family safe! To keep current, visit my Amazon author page where you get a check up for your medicines via electronic versions of my books. You don't even need a Kindle...just download the free reader. Don't settle for that one-page, small-print blurb from the drug store--click the amazon link to visit the books and newsletters that have the information you and your family deserve:

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Remember--the best partner any doctor can have is a more fully informed patient and family. Take control of your health and put the best medicines to work. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist and nurse to know when your medicines (prescription, supplements, nutritional and exercise) should start to help and set a target date to revisit treatment if the goal still escapes you. ALWAYS tell anyone writing a prescription about ALL the drugs you take. This helps avoid drug interactions that can be lethal.


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This website is not intended as medical advice, and you should consult your doctor before changing or adding any medicines or vitamins to those you may now be taking and about applying any strategies BEFORE you adopt any approach in this report. While diligent care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information provided during the preparation of this edition, no claim is made that all known actions, uses or side effects, strategies for cost containment, targets or cholesterol pathways are included in this report. The accuracy and currentness of information are ever subject to change relative to new guidelines, new information derived from drug research, development and general usage.