Filling A Prescription

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Wake up everyone!! Medicine is not necessarily your best friend! Read on……

All About Healthy Choices

imagesDoctors will prescribe (according to the 2012 CDC statistics) 2.3 billion DRUGS to their patients over one year. Over 67% of routine office visits will conclude with a prescription. The top three prescriptions are:

  1. Analgesics (pain medication)

  2. Antihyperlipidemic agents (cholesterol medications)

  3. Antidepressants

There are plenty of cases where prescriptions are indicated and necessary, but are the top 3 sellers, improving the health of our population?

(1) Analgesics (pain medications) have received lots of media attention recently. Investigations have revealed this classification of drug has been over prescribed and abused by many patients resulting in serious health complications as well as death.

“From 1999–2002 to 2011–2012, the percentage of opioid analgesic users who used an opioid analgesic stronger than morphine increased from 17.0% to 37.0%” “Opioid analgesic SALES (in kilograms per 10,000) quadrupled from 1999 to 2010, and from 1999 to 2012, opioid-related DEATHS (per 100,000) more than…

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