Prescription Drug Use Rising in U.S

The percentage of Americans who took at least one prescription drug in the past month increased from 44% to 48% over the last 10 years, according to an analysis of data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Use of two or more drugs increased from 25% to 31%, and the use of five or more drugs increased from 6% to 11%, the report found. Additionally, 20% of children and 90% of adults aged 60 and older reported using at least one prescription drug in the past month. (SOURCE: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
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