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AARP, Consumer Reports Health Launch Online Prescription Drug Comparison Tool

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- AARP and Consumer Reports Health teamed up Tuesday for the launch of a new online tool for drug comparison.  The AARP Drug Savings Tool, meant to ease the prescription drug decision-making process, allows users to compare the effectiveness, price and safety of drugs listed in the Consumer Reports Health database of about 500 drugs in 26 different drug classes.

“We know that consumers want trustworthy, independent information on prescription drugs so they can make informed decisions about what is best for their health and the health of their family,” said Cheryl Matheis, AARP senior vice president for health strategy. “This tool will be especially valuable to our membership and will help all users better manage their prescriptions.”

The site also provides users with online guides to facilitate conversation with their health care providers related to various prescription drug topics.

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