How many americans are on prescription drugs?

Asked By: Ashlee Rice
Date created: Tue, Dec 15, 2020 12:51 AM
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More than 131 million people — 66 percent of all adults in the United States — use prescription drugs. Utilization is particularly high for older people and those with chronic conditions. Prescription drugs are costly.
Answered By: Katelyn Kulas
Date created: Wed, Dec 16, 2020 2:54 AM

Americans love prescription drugs

Americans love prescription drugs
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Commonly misused drugs that dilate the pupils include:

  • amphetamines.
  • bath salts.
  • benzodiazepines.
  • cocaine and crack cocaine.
  • crystal methamphetamine.
  • ecstasy.
  • ketamine.
  • LSD.
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You can bring your medication in pill or solid form in unlimited amounts as long as it is screened. You can travel with your medication in both carry-on and checked baggage. It's highly recommended you place these items in your carry-on in the event that you need immediate access.
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In 2016, about 200,000, under 16%, of the 1.3 million people in state jails, were serving time for drug offenses. 700,000 were incarcerated for violent offenses.
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Four weight-loss drugs have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for long-term use:

  • Bupropion-naltrexone (Contrave)
  • Liraglutide (Saxenda)
  • Orlistat (Xenical)
  • Phentermine-topiramate (Qsymia)
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The best way to dispose of most types* of unused or expired medicines (both prescription and over the counter) is to drop off the medicine at a drug take back site, location, or program immediately.
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Follow these steps:

  1. Remove the drugs from their original containers and mix them with something undesirable, such as used coffee grounds, dirt, or cat litter…
  2. Put the mixture in something you can close (a re-sealable zipper storage bag, empty can, or other container) to prevent the drug from leaking or spilling out.
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Most of the U.S. imports of drugs come from Mexican drug cartels. In the United States, around 195 cities have been infiltrated by drug trafficking that originated in Mexico.

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Many americans are mixing alcohol and medication
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