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Published on February 19, 2014

An Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs

Dean & St. Mary’s to Begin Series of Talks on Prescription Drugs

This month, Jim Rybacki, Pharm.D., Director of Pharmacy for Dean & St. Mary’s starts a series of free events focused on prescription drugs.  The first in the series will kick off on Thursday, February 27. It will be an opportunity to learn about the 12 key medicines you and your family should know.

“The month of February is dedicated to heart health,” says Dr.Rybacki. “From aspirin to cholesterol-lowering medicines, we will walk you through easy-to-understand information so that you can get on a path toward a healthy heart.”

Dr. Rybacki is the author of The Essential Guide to Prescription Drugs, Medicines and Your Family, national treatment guidelines and more than 30 books and eBooks. Dr. Rybacki has been active with the American Heart Association Patient and Professional Education committees, Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) and sits on the National Advisory Council for Mended Hearts International.

“The best colleague any clinician can have is a more fully informed patient and family,” according to Dr. Rybacki.

The free informational series is offered by Dean Clinic Pharmacy. 

  • Date: February 27, 2014
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Location: Dean Clinic – West, lower level in the Savannah and River Rooms | 752 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI 53713

Seating is limited, so please register in advance by calling:

  • (608) 824-4500

Another free event will be offered in March focusing on poison prevention.

For More Information

For more information or to arrange an interview with one of our Dean providers or staff, contact Dean Clinic Communications Manager Kim Sveum at kim.sveum@deancare.com or (608) 294-6080.

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