Saturday, January 11, 2014


I was approached by American Recall Center in the hopes that I might share this message, below, with you.

"There are millions of prescription drugs designed for millions of different diseases and medical devices for everything from hip replacements to gastric bands used in today’s market; and millions of patients are affected by them. There are news stories every day concerning the safety issues, changes and even recalls on these products.

How can you possibly keep up with it all? Most of the time, even if you happen upon an article about something that may affect you as a patient, it is written in medical jargon that can be difficult to interpret. You can always call your doctor to ask questions, but with the current patient loads that most doctors are forced to carry, they aren’t always able to get back to you with answers in a timely manner.
The American Recall Center website gives you access to all of the medical information you need, including before, during, and after surgical procedures. They are able to address your safety concerns in a plainly written manner that you can easily understand.
Patient Safety Alerts are customizable to the specific drugs and medical devices that you or a loved one uses. Once you setup your account, if the FDA releases any updates about safety issues affecting your blood pressure medication, or a hip replacement recall or anything in between, you will automatically receive a notification in your email inbox.
Patient Safety Alerts gives you peace of mind. You have better things to do with your time. Let The American Recall Center do the work of keeping track of all of the safety issues dealing with your medications and medical devices so that you can go back to living your life in the fullest measure, secure in the fact that they will alert you to any issues that may need your attention" 
Before sharing this message with you I perused the American Recall Center website. I found things very easy to understand and well put together. I think my favorite section would be the "Health Highlights", which touch on many interesting health related topics. You should check it out!

**Disclaimer: I was not paid to write this blog. I decided to post it because I think the idea behind the website is a worthy one. Often patients know nothing about medical jargon until after they have done research which can take months of wading through complicated terms. This website takes that step away and explains things in an easy to understand manner.

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