American is a nation of pill poppers. Nearly 13 prescriptions were prescribed per man, woman, and child last year.
We’re one of only two countries in the world which allows direct-to-consumer Rx advertising; and Rx have slowly grown to be the third highest medical cost. About half of Americans are on some kind prescription drug. But the vast majority of the prescribed medication won’t help us. In fact, it may actually harm us. See our drugs in America infographic and welcome to the pill nation.