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June 21 2013

Nearly 70% Of Americans Are On Prescription Drugs


This is a very, very scary statistic (unless you work for Big Pharma, in which case itís just the start). The Mayo Clinic reports on its study:

Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half take two, Mayo Clinic researchers say. Antibiotics, antidepressants and painkilling opioids are most commonly prescribed, their study found. Twenty percent of patients are on five or more prescription medications, according to the findings, published online in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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