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Consumer Reports Finds Harmful Dietary Supplement Ingredients Widely Accessible To Consumers
Misleading Marketplace Lacks Regulatory Oversight, Putting Consumers’ Health and Well-Being at Risk YONKERS, NY – With the help of an expert group of independent physicians and dietary supplement researchers, Consumer Reports identified 15 supplement ingredients currently on the market that...

Consumer Reports Finds: Nearly One-Third of Americans Experiencing Price Hikes for Meds; Pricey Pills Impacting Retirement Plans, Family Life, Overall Health
Special Investigation from Consumer Reports Best Buy Drugs Explains Rampant Rise in Drug Costs. Plus, What Consumers Can Do YONKERS, NY — As pharma and insurance company behemoths lock horns in a battle over profits, Consumer Reports finds consumers are...

Consumer Reports Finds That Nearly Half Of Sunscreens Tested Did Not Meet Their SPF Claims
Nearly three-quarters of ‘natural’ sunscreens fell short of the SPF on their labels; Two “natural” sunscreens for kids claiming to be SPF 50 tested as SPF 8 YONKERS, NY – While Consumer Reports urges consumers to use sunscreen, the organization’s...

Consumer Reports Survey Show 73 Percent of Consumers Look for ‘Natural’ Labels at Grocery Stores—and Many Are Unwittingly Misled
FDA comment period on ‘natural’ label requirement ends today; CR submits nearly 250,000 signatures demanding change YONKERS, NY—A new survey released by Consumer Reports today shows that the majority of consumers—73 percent—seek out foods labeled as ‘natural’ when they make...

Consumer Reports Investigates What Causes Pain, What Treats It, What Doesn’t—and How to Prevent It
Also, CR looks at the prescription painkiller epidemic, efforts to curb overuse of opioids, and surprising truths about medical marijuana YONKERS, NY—Persistent and chronic pain can be a frustrating, debilitating and expensive problem. According to the June issue of Consumer...

Consumer Reports Investigates: Your Biggest C-Section Risk May Be Which Hospital You Go To
CR releases C-section ratings for more than 1,200 U.S. hospitals YONKERS, NY — A number of factors can increase a woman’s chance of having a C-section—such as being older, heavier or having diabetes. But the single biggest variable may be...

Consumer Reports Finds it’s Too Difficult For Patients To Learn About Physicians’ Disciplinary Records
Thousands of doctors still practice while being disciplined for sexual misconduct, substance abuse, and making careless, sometimes deadly, mistakes CR survey finds that 82 percent of Americans are in favor of requiring doctors to tell their patients if they are...

Consumer Reports Drugstore Survey Finds Substantial Price Differences for Commonly Prescribed Drugs
CVS and RITE-AID are among the highest priced drug stores in nationwide price scan; CR finds some drugs can cost as much as 10 times more at one retailer than another, even in the same town or city YONKERS, NY—In...

Consumer Reports: Meats Produced Without Antibiotics Harbor Fewer “Superbugs”
Beef, shrimp, chicken studies over past three years show lower superbug contamination rates in foods produced without antibiotics compared to conventional products CR Survey finds that more than one-quarter of Americans report that they are buying meat and poultry raised...

Consumer Reports’ Tests: Conventional Ground Beef Twice As Likely To Contain Superbugs as Sustainable Beef
What consumers can do to make better beef choices and to lower their risk of getting sick; What the government can do to help improve the way beef is labeled, processed, and inspected YONKERS, NY — In Consumer Reports new...

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