The amount of prescription drugs the average person takes these days is incredible.
Here is a chart by age range and state. http://www.stateheal...p?ind=268&cat=5
The below Mercola article cites national averages of
> 65 - over 31 prescriptions per year
19-64 - 11 prescriptions per year
< 19 - 4 prescriptions per year!
Did you get that? The average person under 19 takes 4 prescriptions per year! Although, at times, I suppose I took 2. An antibiotic and a topical all for acne.
And these are primarily for lifestyle and diet caused diseases.
And the FDA is planning to make many more prescription drugs OTC to make it easier for everyone to get them. Which most people will consider to be a good thing. Because a lack of drugs or access to drugs is what's wrong with our health... http://articles.merc...20326_DNL_art_2
Edited by alternativista, 31 May 2013 - 07:50 AM.