Chances are you’ve taken a prescription drug at some point in your life. 1 in 2 Americans are on one right now. Though medication has helped countless people over the years, drug companies, in their endless pursuit of profit, now push more medications than ever before, with the help of the FDA and unscrupulous doctors.
Trends are pointing towards disaster. The number of Americans taking more than five prescription drugs has risen by 70% in less than a decade. A soaring percentage of new drugs on the market have been found to provide little to no actual benefit to patients. So what’s going on? Why are medical billers inundated with more and more prescription codes each year that seem to cause moor headache than health?
Here we take a look at the medical phenomenon aptly known as overmedication.