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We are a society that believes that there’s a pill for every pain, and the statistics behind medication use prove it. Top RN to BSN has created an infographic detailing the statistics behind the use of medication in the United States. The tendency of being increasingly prescribed medications is typical for Americans these days. They are trying to get more sleep, to have more energy or just feel less stress. Is this healthy?

The following infographic shows how overmedication could be affecting our health. According to the infographic, 100 million Americans are affected by chronic pain. As far as the risks of overmedication are concerned, every 19 minutes a person dies from prescription drug overdose.

You should know that every patient is different, but some common themes emerge in considering potential overmedication.

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Source: http://www.toprntobsn.com/medicated-to-death/

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