Consumers' Use of Rx, OTC and Supplements Examined by ASHP

Over half (51%) of Americans take two or more medications each day, while those aged 65 and olderaverage four each day, according to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Further, 58% of respondents said they took an average of two nonprescription medicines in the past week. ASHP’s survey also found that nearly 10% of respondents do not inform hospital personnel about medications they are taking.