Medical madness sweeps America: Number of citizens taking multiple Big Pharma drugs DOUBLES in just over 10 years

Thursday, November 19, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: Jennifer Lea Reynolds
Thursday, November 19, 2015

It’s not unusual to see a long line at the pharmacy counter, where people walk away with all kinds of prescriptions. However, the latest statistics show that more people than you might realize are taking prescription drugs. According to a study that was recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), the number of people taking such meds has sharply increased in a relatively short time period.

An abstract from the JAMA article, titled “Trends in Prescription Drug Use Among Adults in the United States From 1999-2012,” states that researchers set out to assess “prescription drug use among adults living in the United States.” Almost 38,000 U.S. adults were studied during this time, and the shocking findings speak volumes about today’s over-prescribed society. Specifically, polypharmacy – a term first coined in 1959 that referred to (and warned about) the use of five or more prescription drugs – increased significantly. “The prevalence of polypharmacy…increased from an estimated 8.2% in 1999-2000 to 15% in 2011-2012…” the JAMA abstract states.

Sad fact: In just over ten years, multiple pharmaceutical drug use doubled

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