Sacramento Selected As Test Site For Low Cost Drugs Project

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, April 18, 2005

Consumer Reports has a website that offers free price comparisons on prescription drugs. It’s called Best Buy Drugs.

But spokeswoman Gail Shearer says since many seniors and low-income consumers don’t have easy access to the internet, Consumer Reports is coming to Sacramento to figure out the best way to get that information to them. “What we’ll be doing is having meetings with senior groups, church groups, civic organizations and providing them materials in print.”

Shearer says they chose Sacramento because of its diverse population. “We feel that we’ll learn a lot from working with different people in Sacramento, a lot that we can apply nationwide as we bring this program to other communities.”

Sacramento Mayor Heather Fargo and County Supervisor Roger Dickinson are expected to appear at the kick-off event at the Paul Hom Primary Care Center in Downtown Sacramento.