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February 01, 2010 (Vol. 30, No. 3)


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It certainly does grow tiresome, trying to read all of the microscopic print in medication advertisements or on pill bottles. Surely there must be a website to explain the purposes and risks of various medications. Enter DrugDigest, a noncommercial site “dedicated to empowering consumers to make informed choices about drugs and treatment options.” The site is written in a consumer-friendly way, organizing its material into questions such as, “What should I watch for while using this medication?”, “What if I miss a dose?”, and “When should I be careful taking it?” In addition to covering drugs and vitamins, the website also includes herbs and supplements. Visitors to the site can view pill images to ensure that they have the right drug, print a wallet-sized medication card, and peruse the medication checklist, a list of 13 facts one should know about each of one’s prescriptions.

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