Study: 70 percent of Americans taking prescription drugs

June 21, 2013 12:27:19 PM PDT
There are surprising details on the number of Americans taking prescription drugs.

A new study from the Mayo Clinic shows nearly 70 percent of Americans take at least one prescription drug, while more than half take two.

Researchers say a record four billion prescriptions were written in 2011, at a cost of $308 billion.

Antidepressants like Xanax, Zoloft and Celexa were among the most prescribed drugs.

For details on the study, click here.


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