Comparing Choices


Which rheumatoid arthritis medicines carry the greatest risk of infection? Which diabetes medicines are most often associated with congestive heart failure? Which medicines for depression are most likely to cause nausea or sleeplessness? Which medicines for high blood pressure cause the least side effects?

These questions and many others are answered by the federal government's Effective Health Care program, which makes fair comparisons of treatment choices for various health conditions. The program helps consumers and healthcare providers select the most effective treatments. It reviews studies to compare the effectiveness, risks, and cost of different treatments. And then it makes the findings public. The free, easy-to-read guides are available on the Internet at: For print copies, please call: (800) 358-9295, or send an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Created on May 1, 2008

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