Crowdsourcing is the hot new trend in health web sites. They offer an intriguing, sometimes insightful look into patients’ actual experiences with a particular drug or disease. Too little is known about the side effects of any drug before it hits the mass market, and woefully few drugs are studied for long-term effects. By sharing their experiences regarding the medications they take on these crowdsourcing websites, consumers can potentially help bring to light more rapidly a drug’s potential adverse events. But user beware, none of the sites listed below attempt any verification that the people behind the rankings and comments…

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