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What Caregivers Need to Know

When you listen to TV commercials about medications, you are always encouraged to ”Ask your doctor about _?_”

And then you hear about all of the advantages of the medication followed by a rapid-fire  recitation of all of the side-effects for the next two minutes.

Do you ever wonder how to find out the facts about those medications?

When you need clearly understandable information about medications, there is a website ARC Logothat might be helpful to you, and to your nurses or doctors as well.

It’s called The American Recall Center.

At the website you can find some clear information about various common drugs, their side effects, contraindications, other names of the drug, and dosing.  Also at the website, you will find news about the drugs from the FDA which details any warnings or recalls of the medication at present or in the past. Medical devices such as hip resurfacing and replacement devices are also described and possible health complications and warnings are explained.

The website also features current news of recalls and consumer safety tips.  News of this type is not often covered in-depth in the usual mainstream media, so the website offers a useful service here.

The managing editor of the American Recall Center, Dr. Mario Trucillo, is an experienced medical writer who has worked with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Dr. Trucillo has a doctorate degree in Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.  Other writers on the website are Debra Gordon, MS, an independent medical writer, and Cheryl Lathrop.

A Word from Dr. Mario Trucillo.

“Being a caregiver is one of the most important, yet under-appreciated, roles in our world today. The caregiver is often the most trusted resource for making day-to-day activities for a variety of different patients and types of care, which is no small task. The American Recall Center recognizes that caregivers need more hours in the day, which can make keeping up with the latest FDA warning and recalls very difficult.”


“That’s why we’ve set out to build a comprehensive resource for consumer-related healthcare topics, broken down in straightforward terms, so you the information you need is easily accessible. It is our goal to relieve some of the pressure of being a caregiver by being a reliable and timely resource for our readers. We hope that you find the site a valuable resource and that it helps keep the focus where it matters most: caring.”


Check out the American Recall Center whenever you have a question about a drug or medical device and ask your doctor to discuss the information with you.