Consumer Reports Best Buys Drugs Launches Website

Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, has launched a public education campaign and free website designed to help consumers save money on medicines. The reports compare a variety of prescription drugs on price, effectiveness, and safety to help consumers and prescribers identify the most effective and affordable medicines. The first three drugs addressed are for treating cholesterol, heartburn,and arthritis pain ( among about 20 classes of drugs to be posted by the magazine on the web site).