Prescription drug abuse is the fastest growing drug problem in the US.
witf.org, | 04.28.14
Prescription drug use among Americans is increasing. According to the Mayo Clinic, about 70 percent of Americans are taking at least one prescription drug and more than half are taking at least two medications. In fact, the majority of doctor's appointments today involve drug therapy.
The number of people taking prescription medication isn't the only figure that's growing. Prescription drug abuse is now considered the fastest growing drug problem in the United States.
Why are patients filling so many prescriptions and why are doctors feeling the need to prescribe? On HealthSmart: Prescription Drugs we'll take a look at how we got to this point and we'll examine possible solutions.
Watch HealthSmart: Prescription Drugs produced by WITF TV.