Thursday, June 20, 2013

70 Percent Of Americans On At Least One Prescription Drug: 20 Percent On 5 Or More Prescription Drugs

Posted by Milton Recht:

From CBS Atlanta, "Study: 70 Percent Of Americans On Prescription Drugs:"
Researchers find that nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half receive at least two prescriptions.

Mayo Clinic researchers report that antibiotics, antidepressants and painkiller opioids are the most common prescriptions given to Americans. Twenty percent of U.S. patients were also found to be on five or more prescription medications.

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