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Treating cold or flu? Take special care with OTC meds

Take WIth Care logoThere are more than 600 over-the-counter and prescription medications that contain acetaminophen making it the most commonly used drug ingredient in the United States. Acetaminpophen can be found in pain relievers, fever reducers, sleep aids, and cough, cold, and allergy medicine. It is especially important during cold and flu season to understand the dangers of mixing medicines.

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New study reveals disturbing price variation within chain retailers

Chain drugstores are convenient, but are their prices fair and transparent? While savvy consumers know comparison shopping between physical retailers and online outlets is essential to saving money, new research reveals that comparing in-store prices at different locations of the same chain is just as important.

'Double Check, Don’t Double Up' on acetaminophen this cold and flu season

Over the counter and Rx drug bottles and pillsA bad cold or the flu can stop you in your tracks. Each year, Americans catch an estimated 1 billion colds, and up to 20 percent get the flu. And most of us turn to medicine to relieve symptoms; but it is important that you read the label on your medicines to check for acetaminophen and don’t double up.

Read more: 'Double Check, Don’t Double Up' on acetaminophen this cold and flu season