More Americans are on prescription drugs than ever before

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Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 10:59pm

A new study finds that nearly 70-percent of Americans are on prescription drugs

More than half take more than one type of medication.

20-percent have five or more prescriptions.

Antibiotics are the most commonly prescribed, followed by anti-depressants and painkillers.

According to the C.D.C, the percent of people using at least one prescription drug in the past month increased nearly 50 percent between 2007 and 2010.

And the researchers said prescription drug spending will only increase in the future.
 

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