Are We A Nation Of Pill-Poppers? - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Are We A Nation Of Pill-Poppers?

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(CNN) Here's a new statistic on healthcare: about half of all Americans are taking at least one prescription drug.

That's according to an annual report from the C-D-C and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics. The report also finds that 10 percent of Americans take more than four prescribed drugs a month.

And not all of these pills come from the doctor. The report says direct-to-consumer advertising for all drugs more than tripled between 19-96 and 2005.
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