We are a society that believes that there’s a pill for every pain, and the statistics behind medication use prove it. http://www.toprntobsn.com/ has created an infographic detailing the statistics b...
ehind the use of medication in the United States.
Nearly 7 out of 10 Americans take at least one prescribed medication, and one in five take at least five prescription medications, and the reasons why read as a list of some of the most common complaints: Pain, viral infections, and insomnia. 80 percent of the world’s pain medication is taken in the United States.
And with such a medicine-dependent culture, it’s no shock that over 40 percent of benzodiazepine users are addicted. Every 19 minutes, someone dies from a prescription drug overdose. Every year, there are 2 million drug-resistant bacterial infections in the United States.
This infographic also details some of the reasons behind the over-use of prescription drugs, including chronic disease, a rapidly aging population, and the prohibitive costs of tests vs. a cheap prescription.
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