Overmedicated: Nearly 7 In 10 Americans Take Prescription Drugs

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 17:50 in Health & Medicine

Nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug and more than 50 percent take two, scholars writing in Mayo Clinic Proceedings say. Antibiotics, antidepressants and painkilling opioids are most commonly prescribed, they found. 20 percent of patients are on five or more prescription medications, according to the findings. read more

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