Our nation loves prescriptions.
According to researchers at the Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center, “Nearly 70% of Americans take one prescription drug and more than half take two.”
It gets better. Approximately 20% of Americans use at least five prescription medications. Imagine the cost savings if Direct Care doctors directly prescribed a majority of these at wholesale prices.
Prescription drug use has been increasing steadily in the U.S. for the last ten years.
So what drugs are being prescribed, and why?