Have we become too reliant on modern medicines?

If we became too dependent on medication, could this be doing us more harm than good?

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If we became too dependent on medication, could this be doing us more harm than good?

Over 30% of us have used two or more prescription drugs in the past month. On top of that, around 81% of adults in the US use over-the-counter drugs as a first response to minor conditions…

Medical News Today looked at whether we have become too reliant on medication and, if so, what the consequences are:

  • Addiction and overdosing
  • Antibiotic resistance
  • The side effects of long-term, inappropriate and multiple medication use
  • Are doctors overprescribing medication?
  • Drug advertising: influencing both doctors and patients?
  • What can we do to avoid unnecessary medication?

Read Have we become too dependent on medication?
medicalnewstoday, 29 January 2015.

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