STUDY: 70 Percent of Americans on Prescription DrugsSubmitted by emalvini on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:13
STUDY: 70 Percent of Americans on Prescription Drugs
June 19, 2013 12:59 PM
Rochester, Minn. (CBS ATLANTA) – 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.
The study is uncovering valuable information to the researchers about U.S. prescription practices.