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Consumer Reports 'Best Buy Drugs' Compares Best Medicines for Less
Date:12/3/2007

CR Evaluates Best Drugs for 35 Conditions

YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Improvements in communications are sorely needed between doctors and patients, especially when it comes to prescription drugs. That's one of many findings in the January issue of Consumer Reports, in which CR summarizes key findings from its Best Buy Drugs initiative about drugs for 35 conditions including Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, insomnia, menopause, migraine, and overactive bladder. The report is part of a broader effort by CR to make sure that consumers get the best medicines for their health-care dollar.

CR points out that consumers aren't always getting the best information from their doctors, in addition to what they're hearing from the $5.6 billion direct-to-consumer drug advertising campaigns by the pharmaceutical companies. The report, entitled "Best Medicines for Less," outlines the steps consumers can take to remedy the situation.

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs, a public education project, has evaluated drugs for 35 conditions to help consumers make smart choices. According to the January report, nearly half of all U.S. adults regularly take at least one prescription drug. And 18 percent of adults take three or more prescription drugs. CR's free, unbiased analysis of prescription drugs is available online at http://www.ConsumerReports.org/health.

CR's analysis of many classes of prescription drugs has uncovered the following:

Older drugs often match newer ones. Skillful marketing by pharmaceutical companies aims to convince doctors and consumers that newer medicines are almost always better. But CR's evaluations have concluded that in many cases, older drugs are as good or even better.

Case in Point: For most people with type 2 diabetes, the generic drug metformin and a group of older medici
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