Monthly Archives: February 2013

100,000 Americans Die from Prescription Drugs Each Year

Prescription drugs taken as directed kill 100,000 Americans a year. That’s one person every five minutes who will die from prescription drugs. How did we get here?

How many people do you know who regularly use a prescription medication? If your social group is like most Americans’, the answer is most. Sixty-five percent of the country takes a prescription drug these days. In 2005 alone, we spent $250 billion on them. Read More about Americans who die from prescription drugs