7 Facts About Prescription Drugs in the US

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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.

HERB
Oct 31, 2014

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

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

  • $325.7 Billion

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

  • $4 Billion

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

  • 70

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

  • 16%

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

  • #4

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    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

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

HERB
Oct 31, 2014