Friday, June 29, 2007

Most Prescribed Drugs

And the winner of the most prescribed category of drugs is below...
Hospital and doctor visits in the United States have surged by 20 percent in the past five years and the most commonly prescribed medications are antidepressants, according to statistics published on Friday.
This according to Reuters, which based its numbers on stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Full report available here. Of course, I'm sure they are rarely prescribed to patients who don't need them, right?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The surfeit of travesties that the Bush administration has foisted on the world make it quite plausible that every last antidepressant scrip was desperately needed..