Druggists Fail to Catch Deadly Drug Interactions
This is scary. Undercover reporters for the Chicago Tribune visited over 250 pharmacies in the Chicago area. They presented prescriptions for two common drugs, which taken separately are fine, but taken together, they can be deadly. Just over half the pharmacies failed to warn the purchaser of the potential interaction.
Don't Overpay on Eyeglasses
I bet you know people who have paid hundreds of dollars for a single pair of eyeglasses. Consumer Reports suggests some eyeglass buying options that won't gouge you. And here are some additional tips to save money on eyeglasses.
6 Resolutions for Bargain Hunters
Bargain hunters, who you would think are knowledgeable consumers, can sometimes get a little carried away. Here are some tips to curb your enthusiasm for deals to start the new year. MrConsumer, however, hereby confesses that he probably won't be able to comply with resolution #4!
Don't Store Your Credit Card Online
The Wall Street Journal reported last week that while a mother was sleeping, her crafty six-year-old took her thumb and swiped it on her cellphone to unlock it, and then proceeded to buy $250 worth of stuff on Amazon! The moral: don't store your credit card number in etailers' apps or websites. [There is no link to this story.]
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Mouse Print* -- Can You Drench Your iPhone in Water?
We all know that water and cellphones don't generally mix. So it is particularly puzzling to see a new Apple commercial where a man's cellphone is sitting in puddle of water and still working. Puzzling, that is, until you read the fine print.
That story is in Mouse Print* this week.
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