1 in 2 Americans take prescription drugs, report reveals


Nearly half of people in the US are taking prescription drugs, a new report reveals.

The National Center for Health Statistics surveyed people across the US, and found that about 46 percent of respondents had taken at least one prescription drug in the past month.

Unsurprisingly, the proportion of Americans that take pills increases with age, with under 20 percent of children under 12 regularly taking prescription drugs, and 85 percent of adults over 60 being medicated.

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