Prescription Drug Websites Investigated
Chapter Nine: How to Use a Prescription Drug Website
c h a p t e r n i n e How to Use a Prescription Drug Website So far, we have described how prescription drugs have been promoted directly to consumers, how prescription drug websites have been designed, how the FDA and other stakeholders function, and how prescription drug websites could be transformed to be more informative, balanced, and useful for consumers. In this chapter, we give some practical advice for how consumers can evaluate and use prescription drug websites for becoming more informed and for making decisions about their health care. KNOW YOURSELF Our first suggestion is to know yourself. How do you like to obtain information? How do you like to make decisions? How involved do you want to be in making decisions about your health? How have you been vulnerable to making decisions that you later realized might not have been the best ones? We propose that the more you know about yourself when it comes to processing information and mak- ing decisions, the better off you will be when it comes to looking at prescription drug websites and when it comes to talking about prescription drugs with others. Most people want to make the best decisions in their lives but with the min- imum amount of effort. There are some decisions that we make based on what 152 | a screenful of sugar? prescription drug websites investigated we’ve done in the past. For example, if you buy a certain brand of breakfast cereal and like it,...
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