Report: State prescription drug price comparison Web sites flawed

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Web sites operated by Vermont and nine other states that help consumers easily compare pharmacy prices for prescription drugs often have missing, and sometimes outdated or inaccurate information.

That’s the opinion issued by a nonpartisan health research group.

The report released yesterday by Washington-based Center for Studying Health System Change was funded by two big health-care foundations.

The sites allow consumers to look at different pharmacies’ prices, but the number of drugs listed varies widely by states.

Spot checks of prices found some listings were incorrect. Some sites don’t list prices for each dosage or form of the medicine, such as capsule and liquid.

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