Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports
magazine, has launched a public education campaign and
free Web site that will help consumers
save money on medicines. The reports compare a variety of
prescription drugs on price, effectiveness and safety to
help consumers and their doctors identify the most
effective and affordable medicines.
Prescription drugs can be expensive, even if you have
insurance coverage. But there are medicines that can
effectively meet your medical needs and give you better
value for your health care dollar.
Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs is a free public education
service from the nonprofit Consumers Union, publisher of
Consumer Reports. Millions of Americans trust Consumer
Reports to provide expert, independent information about
products and services, and to help them save money.
The information on the website can help you learn about
more affordable drug treatment options to discuss with
your physician. Consumers Union works with respected
doctors and pharmacists to compare drugs and point you
to those that are proven to work based on current
scientific evidence. In concise, easy-to-read reports,
they tell you what you need to know about the
effectiveness, safety and cost of many widely used
Consumers Union accepts no outside advertising and no
free test samples. It has no agenda other than to promote
and protect the interests of consumers. Consumers
Unionís revenue comes from the sale of information
products and services, individual contributions, and a
few educational grants.
Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs is funded largely from
such grants. Consumers Union is governed by a board of
18 directors who are elected by CU members and meet
three times a year.