Operated by Stephen Barrett, M.D.


Consumer health encompasses all aspects of the marketplace related to the purchase of health products and services. Positively, it involves the facts and understanding that enable people to make wise choices. Negatively, it means avoiding unwise decisions based on deception, misinformation, or other factors.

This site will help instructors and students who use the ninth (2012) edition of the college textbook Consumer Health: A Guide to Intelligent Decisions. It may also be useful to others seeking reliable information through the Internet.


About This Site

About Consumer Health, 9th Edition

How to Obtain the Book

New Information

Contents and Sample Chapter (Ninth Edition)


Instructor's Manual

Internet Guide

Consumer Health Web Sites

CH Sourcebook home page
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Consumer Health Sourcebook is updated several times a year.
Most recent update: December 11, 2012.
Site indexing is done daily at 5:00 AM

All articles on this Web site except government reports are copyrighted.
Single copies can be downloaded for personal education; other uses without authorization are illegal.
"Quackwatch" and the duck picture are service-marked; their unauthorized use is illegal.
Site design was developed by Marty Mapes of Boulder Information Services.