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Information you should have before your next doctor visit

Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs identifies the most effective, safest and affordable medicines based on scientific evidence, not drug company hype. Take these materials to your doctor to discuss which medicines might be right for you, and whether you can save money.

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Best Buy Drugs poster for doctors

Q & A about Best Buy Drugs including more about the Best Buy Drugs project, what evidence is behind the picks and how the reports should be used.

Letter to Health-Care Professionals about the public education project Best Buy Drugs

SAMPLE REPORT: 2-page report on Statins from July 2006
If you have high cholesterol or are at risk of heart attack or stroke, your doctor may prescribe a “statin” – the most widely used type of cholesterol-lowering drug. There are six statins. Find out which is right for you.