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Dr. James Joseph Rybacki, Pharm D

When you or a loved one have been diagnosed with heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, etc., LIFE CHANGES—you are now a PATIENT. Juggle prescription medicines, medical tests while wondering about safety, side effects, costs and FDA recalls. Our new iPhone/iPad book is now available--just click the link below

More than 100,000 people die EVERY YEAR from misusing medicines or from the medicines themselves? Startling. Here you'll find objective news, 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 Dr. James Rybacki, 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 new 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:

Remember--the best colleague 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 should start to work. Always understand the balance of benefits and risks of treatments and "take care of yourself". I'm delighted to announce that The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs, 12 Top Meds for 2012 is now available on Amazon and via their Create Space division at . The latest news is the full color edition so many of you have requested: click here: to buy the book. For those of you who have a Kindle, please visit Amazon and search for the Kindle version. Did you feel drunk without having that much to drink? COuld it have been a drug interaction? Order the new featured product, the EGPD, A closer look at Drinking for less than a cup of coffee! 


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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.