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New factsheets on Prescription Medications
With the support of Consumer Reports, NCFH has produced a series of 16 factsheets on prescription medications to treat specific conditions or diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and asthma. With the intent of helping patients make informed decisions about available treatments in the market, each factsheet includes basic information about the condition or disease, types of medicines, potential side effects, and issues to be discussed with the doctor. Each factsheet ends with specific recommendations on the medicines that are “best buys” for treating the condition or disease, based on effectiveness, safety and cost. These patient-friendly factsheets are only 3-4 pages long, easy-to-read with helpful illustrations, and they are available in English and Spanish.