Prescription Drugs in the USA: 70% of Americans take some

Age and Sex Patterns of Drug Prescribing in a Defined American Population

Prescription Drugs: 7 Out Of 10 Americans Take At Least One, Study Finds
A lot of Americans are on prescription drugs

A new study from Mayo Clinic researchers shows that 70% of Americans take at least one prescription drug. The most commonly prescribed drug is antibiotics (taken by 17 percent of Americans) followed by antidepressants and opioids (each taken by 13 percent of Americans).

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