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Is CVS Disclosing Your Prescription Records to Others?

pills CVS recently expanded its rewards program to include prescription drugs, giving customers $5 of credit for every 10 prescriptions filled. In the fine print, however, you are apparently giving up your federal privacy rights under HIPAA, which means that your health information could be shared with others.

How NoMoRobo Can Cut Telemarketing Calls by 80%

Mad at phone The inventor of NoMoRobo, a system to intercept robocalls (automated telemarketing calls) before your phone even rings, explains how his award-winning solution to these annoying calls will work.


These Supermarket Chains Give Away Free Antibiotics and Vitamins

pills Supermarket chains around the country have various programs that provide free prenatal vitamins, vitamins for kids, free antibiotics, free diabetic medications, and even free generic Lipitor. See which stores are offering which pills.

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Mouse Print* -- Smart Balance Butter Blend Helps Block Cholesterol?

mouse print To attract people who love the taste of butter, but who are also health-conscious, a new butter spread says it has an ingredient to help block the absorption of cholesterol. We check out the claim. That story is this week in Mouse Print*.

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American Express - $5/$10/$15+ Off (Rebated Automatically)

For most (but not all) American Express credit cardholders, there is a new section on their website once you login. It is called "Offers for You." The offers on MrConsumer's account currently include: $5 off $25 at Whole Foods, $10 off $40 at California Pizza Kitchen, $5 off $25 at Barnes & Noble, etc. You have to click the offers you want to link them to your account. Then, within eight weeks (but probably much sooner) after purchasing at the designated store, you will get a statement credit in the amount promised.

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The Best Time of Year to Buy...

Consumer Reports has put together a calendar listing month by month of the items that it considers best to buy during each of those time periods. Take their suggestions with a BIG grain of salt.

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