In 2012 Dr. Stephen Barrett, along with myself and three others, authored the 9th edition of the college textbook Consumer Health: A Guide to Intelligent Decisions. It provides a comprehensive view of the U.S. health marketplace and tells how to distinguish valid health claims from those that are misleading or fraudulent. Packed with 576 pages of reliable information, it is an excellent reference that would be useful to anyone. Unfortunately, it was sold at college textbook prices, in the $150 range, so few consumers could afford it.
Good news! Amazon is now offering it in a Kindle edition for only $9.99. And it is free to KindleUnlimited subscribers. Since it is now seven years old, some of its statistics are out of date, but the basic information and recommended strategies for consumers will always be relevant. A Kindle device is not needed; free Kindle apps can be downloaded.