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Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs

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FREE Guidance for Consumers on Prescription Medicines

A public education project of Consumers Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports, Best Buy Drugs will help you talk to your doctor about prescription drugs, and find the most effective and safe drugs that also give you the best value for your health care dollar.

What does Best Buy Drugs provide?

  • Analysis that compares and contrasts prescription drugs by category -- that is, drugs in the same class that are used to treat a specific condition or illness such as high blood pressure, heartburn or depression.
  • Gives consumers and their doctors information to help guide their prescription drug choices, based on effectiveness, the drug's track record, safety and price.
  • Expert medical review of the scientific evidence on prescription drugs
  • The Best Buy picks for each drug category
  • Reports that can be downloaded to print out and discuss with your doctor
  • Advice on getting the best price, managing multiple medicines, generic drugs, and Rx Drug Assistance programs

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Help if you don’t know your union

Your union membership dictates which Union Plus benefits you are eligible to use.

  1. What your national union’s name (not just your local number)? Scroll through the list we have to see if you recognize your union.
  2. What type of work do you do (select your occupation)?
  3. Do you have a union member card or union publication/letter that shows the name of your union? Find something with the name of your union, not just a local number.
  4. Is there a shop steward or work colleague you can ask what the name of your union is? You can even ask your human resources department to tell you the full name of your union?
  5. Do you have a Union Plus Credit Card? If so, the name and logo for your international union should appear on the front of the card.

Union Plus Credit Card

Union members are automatically eligible for their union's Union Plus benefits and you do not need to be a Union Plus Credit Cardholder in order to access your union's Union Plus benefits.

But - if you are a Union Plus Credit Cardholder, you could be eligible for additional discounts.