Worst Pills, Best Pills

An expert, independent second opinion on more than 1,800 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and supplements


What you don't know about drugs can hurt you.

We should know: We've been fighting Big Pharma and pressuring the FDA to ban or relabel dangerous or ineffective drugs since 1971.

Public Citizen's Health Research Group, publisher of the book Worst Pills, Best Pills and the monthly newsletter Worst Pills, Best Pills News, was founded more than 45 years ago by renowned consumer advocate Dr. Sidney Wolfe. We work for research-based, systemwide changes in health care policy, with a primary focus on improving drug safety and encouraging greater transparency and accountability in the drug approval process.

Since our founding, the independent research of our team of doctors and experts has provided hundreds of thousands of readers with accurate, unbiased information - backed by solid scientific evidence and untarnished by pharmaceutical industry influence.

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