Have we become too dependent on medication?

January 29, 2015 4:10 PM

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Have we become too dependent on medication?

A 2010 survey from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation revealed that between 1999 and 2009, the number of prescriptions dispensed in the US increased by 39%, from 2.8 billion to 3.9 billion.

A 2014 survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed 48% of us have used at least one prescription drug in the past 30 days - 5% more than in 1999-2000. Around 31% of us have used two or more prescription drugs in the past month, compared with 25% in 1999-2000.

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