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2013-03-28 08:24:15

Tips for getting the best prices when you shop at the pharmacy; plus, why it pays to shop like a country mouse YONKERS, N.Y., March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers who don't shop around for their prescription drugs may be overpaying BIG time, explains Consumer Reports in its May issue. Failing to comparison shop could result in overpaying by as much as $100 a month or even more, depending on the drug. Consumer Reports compared drug prices for five blockbuster...

2013-03-20 08:22:38

Leading magazine downplays value of lung cancer screenings, to the detriment of advances in early detection research SAN CARLOS, Calif., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued by Bonnie J. Addario regarding the March cover article in Consumer Reports: The cancer tests you need--and those you don't: "I am appalled by the March 2013 Consumer Reports cover story (The cancer tests you need--and those you don't), because of the misleading and...

2013-03-19 12:20:12

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a Senate hearing on the proposed merger of American Airlines and US Airways to be held today, Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, will raise concerns about the deal's potential impact on consumers. William J. McGee, travel and aviation consultant for Consumers Union, has noted, "With each mega-merger in the airline industry, we've been told competition will be enhanced and consumers will be better served, and each...

2013-03-13 08:27:37

Four TV infomercial products to skip; Plus, five cleaning safety musts YONKERS, N.Y., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The best cleaning products don't necessarily cost a fortune. The April 2013 issue of ShopSmart magazine, from Consumer Reports, identifies 12 cleaning products that work as well or even better than their expensive counterparts according to tests. "It's important to have the right tools for cleaning," said Lisa Lee Freeman, editor-in-chief of ShopSmart. "We've...

2013-03-12 08:20:10

Not all Hybrid Vehicles have Superior Reliability YONKERS, N.Y., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As owners hold on to their vehicles longer, fewer late-model used cars are available for sale, resulting in a limited supply and higher prices. To help Americans choose the best used car for their money, Consumer Reports compiled a Best & Worst Used Cars list for model years 2003 through 2012. The full report, available in Consumer Reports April Annual Auto issue and at...

2013-02-26 12:21:22

Twin sports cars Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ also make the list YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last year, not a single vehicle from Honda made it onto Consumer Reports' annual Top Picks list. This year, three models from the automaker--the Accord, CR-V and Odyssey--have earned positions in the list, which has new winners in seven of its ten categories. Two sister vehicles, the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, tied in the Sports Cars category. Consumer Reports'...

2013-02-26 12:21:18

Audi leads inconsistent European pack; Cadillac shines among struggling domestics YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With a current crop of luxury models that are quiet, comfortable, fuel efficient, and among the most reliable, Lexus has earned the best overall score in Consumer Reports' 2013 annual Car Brand Report Cards. Lexus' models are rarely sporty, but the brand's overall score of 79 was earned on a foundation of plush and very reliable vehicles. Consumer...

2013-02-21 12:26:07

Developed in collaboration with Consumer Reports, new resource helps promote good health care choices, offers employee resources for informed conversations with their doctors WASHINGTON and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To make it easier for employers to educate their employees about the importance of talking with their physicians about their medical care, the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) and Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH)...

2013-02-12 12:25:36

But Most Hospitals Have Not Shown Statistically Significant Improvement Since Five Years Ago; More Effort Needed To Protect Patients WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued today shows that the number of central line-associated bloodstream infections in hospitals nationwide has been reduced markedly. More modest reductions have been achieved in certain surgical site infections and urinary tract...

2013-02-05 23:01:28

Octane Fitness wins first, second and third place in the competitive review of thirty-one ellipticals by Consumer Reports. (PRWEB) February 05, 2013 After extensive testing, Consumer Reports in its February 2013 issue gave Octane Fitness´ Q37ci a top score among elliptical machines with heart rate programs; named the Q35c as a Best Buy and ranked it second place among ellipticals without heart rate programs; and scored the Q37c in third place for units without heart rate workouts....