For nearly half of Americans, prescription medications maintain their health, and in some cases, keep them alive. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50 percent of American use at least one prescription drug a month, 23 percent use three or more medications a month, and 12 percent use more than five. Nationally, 3.7 billion drugs are ordered or provided every year. Analgesics, antihyperlipidemic agents, and antidepressants are the most frequently prescribed.
While many medications help people, they can also lead to very serious health consequences and injuries. Patients are more at risk for issues if they take certain medications for an extended period of time, or if the drug they’re on happens to be defective. When prescription drugs are abused, however, the side effects can be equivalent to those that come with illegal drug use. [Read more…] about The Most Dangerous Prescription Drugs in 2019