Michael Brown Is the Man!

One of the things I’ve learned since I began blogging about health and medicine in November 2006 is that online discussion and debate helps people make better decisions. As I’ve become involved in the Health 2.0 movement, I’ve reached the much larger conclusion that this movement is going to transform the entire healthcare system. Why? Because Health 2.0 tools and communities help people to make better healthcare choices — thus becoming smarter consumers.

We created a comparison drug search engine, and then a social network, on our site so our members could make smarter buying decisions. One of the main reasons that people who use our site make better decisions is that, by coming to before making a purchase, they are less likely to jump to hasty (and wrong) conclusions — about what medicine to take or what pharmacy to choose.

Thankfully we have a friend in this space that feels the same way — Michael Brown, President and CEO.

HealthPricer was founded in 2003 as a manufacturer of custom health supplements, the site has morphed over the years into a technology company, one aspect of which is a comparison shopping tool for health products.In addition to living on, where consumers can search over 400,000 products from about 100 hand-selected merchants, the tool is now white-labeled and built into third-party sites, including,, and

The shopping tool allows consumer health publishers to add value to their sites in the form of a dynamic marketplace section.Meanwhile, users can access the HealthPricer feature within the context of their favorite health content sites.The technology employs a robust tagging system that is critical to building an effective shopping engine, Brown said.

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“If you’re going to allow people to find products online without the context of retail store aisles to guide them, they need to know the process will be easy and that they’ll find the items they’re looking for,” Brown said.

Keep up the good work Michael and keep making things better!


About Cary Byrd

eDrugSearch founder, Cary Byrd, has been called an “e-health innovator” by MarketIntellNow, interviewed by top pharmaceutical industry journalists, invited to Matthew Holt’s Health 2.0 Conference and a Consumer Report's health summit, and highlighted on numerous health blogs.

0 thoughts on “ Michael Brown Is the Man!

  • It seems that eDrugSearch has been innovative with their website and the other guy is feeling pressure to come up with something original. Its too bad Brown can’t put on his big-boy underwear and tell it like it is. eDrugSearch is a nicely put together and useful website community.

  • I would say to ignore the comments from the peanut gallery. They have obviously been lagging behind eDrugSearch since the very beginning and any reasonable person can see that. With everything you offer here at eDrugSearch, you leave all the competition in the dust and they know that.

  • I find a very useful resource for finding out information on various drugs to include reviews and pricing information. They also have a wide variety of health topics that I find very informative. I couldn’t imaging needing any other site for my medicinal or health needs.


  • anniefromcalif says:

    I am new to the entire world of computer technology, so the underhanded scheming I assume exists here too. It is a shame that inorder for them to feel better about themselves, they find it necessary to put your site down. That was an instant turn off for me in and of itself. I find your site wonderful and easy to manuever in with all the information needed to make correct choices in medications. Saves alot of time when at the drug store gazing in bewilderment at the rows and rows of medications for the same problem……this site should save me hours……Thank you and two kudos to you and your staff for taking the high road when dealing with varmits. Speaks volumes on your character.

  • I can’t believe some people still think that pointing fingers makes any difference. Its code not rocket science. Heck I’m a self-taught coder and I can see the codes are different. Wonder if they won’t add the social network now that you’ve made the prediction…

  • It really is sad that people can’t let their business model speak for itself. EDrugSearch has an active community and great drug ratings. If they had the same things they wouldn’t have to be stalking the site and shadowing the development. Perhaps they think they can fool people into choosing them instead? Somehow I doubt it would work. The site speaks for itself in terms of design and content. EDrugSearch will continue to lead the way.

  • englishroses says:

    I’ve been so glad I recently found I find the reviews section to just be invaluable, and the discussion and community sections are a wonderful resource. I can see why this other guy would want to copy them!

  • truthandfiction says:

    I don’t think you need to worry about HealthPricer or Mike Brown for much longer. Their stock is trading at 5 cents and the rumor is that they are about to go under.

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