Publisher of seniors' informational sites calls for Consumer Reports to address misstatementsposted Thu, 3 Nov 2011
Last week, we blogged about a Consumer Reports article that caused us concern because it dismissed prescription drug importation as an affordable alternative for Americans struggling with the high cost of their needed medicines. This week we revisit that topic with a blog post from a member of the RxRights Coalition.
Citing what he describes as a series of misstatements in the article, Dan Hines, the publisher of a series of leading informational websites for an aging America, has called upon Consumer Reports to take steps to provide its readers with facts about the millions of Americans who have chosen personal importation of safe, affordable medicines as a remedy to paying U.S. prescription drug prices—the highest in the world.
It is always disturbing when an old friend, one whose valued advice and knowledge over the years has led to a position of trust and respect, suddenly and inexplicably takes a stance that is at best befuddling, or at worst, just so wrong that is throws into doubt that position of trust that you have accorded them.
That is how I feel today about Consumer Reports. There can be no doubt that over the years, the careful, thorough and unbiased research of ConsumerReports.org has aided numbers of Americans to make the most responsible decision purchasing literally hundreds of products. Read more