Tag: prescription drugs
Prescription drugs are the fastest growing sector of US healthcare costs and have become a major priority to many Americans. Where do you fit in with these statistics? TheNursingBible.com takes a look at whether Americans are over-medicated or not.
Prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic. Many people have become addicted to prescription drugs because they are so readily available. Furthermore, the media have recently uncovered the popularity of prescription drug abuse among celebrities. This infographic provides information on prescription drug abuse statistics for America.
Prescription drug abuse in America is on the rise. Today, 52 million citizens over the age of 12 have used prescription drugs non-medically in their lifetime. Over half obtained the drugs for free from a friend or a relative. They’re so easy to get that even teens cite their availability as the number one reason they abuse them. When will the madness end?
This infographic published by Drugsdb.com raises awareness about the fact that both men and women with alcohol abuse disorders are 18 times more likely to also have a problem with prescription drug abuse than people who don’t drink at all.