The Drugging of America

Updated: Jan 20

According to the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, people aged 65 to 69 take an average of 15 prescriptions a year, and those aged 80 to 84 take 18 prescriptions a year. And that’s in addition to the myriad over-the-counter drugs, any of which could cause more problems than they help.

Among people over 65, 44% of men and 57% of women take five or more nonprescription and/or prescription drugs a week, and 12% take 10 or more!

Does taking all of these drugs improve one’s health? We’re certainly led to believe that they do by the relentless advertisements for this or that drug, marketed to the tune of happy music, butterflies and flowers.