I work for the Federal Trade Commission. I’ve noticed you that you cover a lot of ground – including health topics – in Living in the Bonus Round, and I wanted to let you know about a new booklet and website – announced just this morning – that you and your readers may find informative and helpful.
Who Cares: Sources of Information About Health Care Products and Servicesis a resource guide from the Federal Trade Commission that points older consumers and their caregivers, family, and friends to reliable sources of information on a variety of health topics, including alternative treatments, generic drugs, hiring caregivers, hormone therapies, and medical ID theft. For more information, check out our news release athttp://www.ftc.gov/opa/2008/11/whocares.shtm.
As mentioned in the news release, you can readWho Caresonline atftc.gov/whocares. All of the information in the booklet is in the public domain, so it can be adapted, reprinted, shared, and linked to freely. And in the Partner Resources section on the website –ftc.gov/whocares– you’ll find buttons you can grab for your own site. We hope that you’ll help us get this information to people who might need it.