June 22, 2013

70% of Americans Take Prescription Drugs

Brian Krans, Healthline

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Nearly seven out of 10 Americans were prescribed at least one drug in 2009, and half were given two or more, according to new research from the Mayo Clinic. 

The most commonly prescribed drugs were antibiotics, antidepressants, and painkilling opioids, according to the study, published this week in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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TAGGED: Antidepressants, Painkillers, Mayo Clinic, Prescription Drugs, Medication


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