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Why are pharmaceutical companies pouring millions and millions of dollars to fund the war on drugs and to combat legalization? It’s obvious that they hold a large stake in the market of drugs, but just how much? Here are some facts to know.

 7 Facts About Prescription Drugs in the US

7 Facts About Prescription Drugs in the US

By The Stoner's Cookbook

It's no question that pharmaceutical companies are against legalization; after all, they have a lot to lose. Keep yourself in the know about why it's such a big deal with these 7 shocking facts.

  • 4.2 billion

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Number of prescriptions written in the US in 2011, which averages out to about 13 prescriptions per American.

  • $325.7 Billion

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Amount of money spent on prescription drugs by Americans in 2012.

  • $4 Billion

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Amount of money spent every year by pharmaceutical companies on advertisements for prescription drugs.

  • 70

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    The amount of potential reactions in an average prescription drug, including both positive and negative side effects.

  • 16%

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    Of all hospital admissions are related to the side effects of prescription drugs.

  • #4

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    The rank of prescription drugs on the list of leading causes of death in the USA. This is higher than pulmonary diseases, diiabetes, AIDS and automobile deaths.

  • 10x

    By The Stoner's Cookbook

    More deaths from use of properly prescribed and administered drugs than illicit drugs.

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