Public Citizen (“PC”), a public interest group, has released a new edition of “Worst Pills, Best Pills,” a book analyzing at least 500 prescription drugs, and concluding that at least 200 of them may pose health risks. The group has launched a Web site,, which provides information about unsafe drugs, drug pricing and access to the entire contents of the just-published book for a subscription fee.

PC’s physicians and pharmacists have been monitoring the drug industry and the FDA for more than 30 years and have a well-documented record of warning readers to avoid dangerous drugs such as Vioxx, Baycol and Rezulin – often years before they were taken off the market for safety reasons.